In Festival Boats 2024

PAX is the only 45 sq meter Danish Spidsgatter sailing in North America.

Pax (Latin for Peace) is a spidsgatter (Danish for “double ender”) built in Kalundborg, Denmark in 1936. The spidsgatter was a racing class begun in the mid-1920s as sail clubs across Denmark sought to expand opportunities for families to sail together. The boats were fast (very high rig), ocean-worthy (modeled after the North Sea fish boat designs), had lots of volume below (beamy) and were relatively inexpensive to build.

Owned by Kaci Cronkhite since 2007, PAX features the work of Port Townsend Marine Trades craftsmanship throughout. Significant work includes: sails by Carol Hasse and Port Townsend Sails; interior and cockpit design, construction plus deck paint by Diana Talley of (then) Taku Marine; planking, stern post, and new floors/frames by Haven Boatworks; bronze work by PT Foundry; boom and its rigging, PT Rigging; sail cover by Suzy Clinefelter.