1932 Los Angeles Olympics Monotype

In Festival Boats 2018

This boat was self-built, by brothers Peter and Eric Hazell in Sisters, OR in 2016-2017. The 12′ catboat is a replica of a 1932 Los Angeles Olympics, single-crewed racer (Snowbird), standardized in design by Naval Architect, Edson B. Schock.Our boat’s traditional construction is Western Red Cedar planked on sawn and steam-bent White Oak frames with mahogany stem, keel and transom. The boat is a canvas-decked, hard-chined, centerboard, racing catboat, entirely bronze and copper fastened. The hardware is silicon-bronze and brass, with many components created by hand. This design was raced in the 1950s-1960s in the Flight of the Snowbirds in Newport Beach, CA, often with nearly 200 entries. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first Snowbird traditionally built since the early 1950s.