Rowdy , a New York 40 from 1916, along with her sister ship Chinook, is one of the few survivors of this one design class. This “Fighting Forty” was probably one of the most successful in class racing as the New York Times archives relate. She ended up in Florida where the ballast keel was removed and she delivered through Panama to California where she remained until coming to Europe in 2006. An incredible feat! Under new English ownership, she proved her pedigree again and again, wining the Panerai classic yacht challenge 3 times, and continues to strike fear into the hearts of all who race against her.