Boat Name: Ca Va, ex. KDY 1938
Sail: KC 12, ex. D55
Year Built: 1938
Designer: Wedellsborg
Builder: Nordbjaerg
Owner: Rainer Muller
History: Ca Va was originally built as the 1938 lottery boat for the Royal Danish Yacht Club. She was imported to Canada in the early 50's and made her way to Vancouver in the 60's. She was owned for many years by the Miller brothers. Bob Gardner purchased her in the late 80's and kept her in Comox, on Vancouver Island, where she was raced by the longtime 6 meter enthusiast, Norm Gardner, Bob's dad. Randy Cunningham had the boat beautifully restored by Mark Wallace Shipwright and sailed her from 2001 - 2010. Rainer Muller purchased Ca Va in 2010 and had her extensively updated structurally, again by Mark Wallace. She received a new lead ballast keel created and installed to an updated Don Martin design. This replaced a fairly bulby iron keel with lead "cheeks" she had been using since post WWII, which is when her lead was liekly tuned into bullets. The chnage has improved her stability and both upwind and downwind speed performance. Along with the new ballast keel, Mark also replaced the entire centre line of the boat at this time - keel, stern post, horn timber, new bronze floors, re-framed and refinished. Ca Va competed in Seattle at the 2013 Sailing World NOOD regatta, the 2013 Sir Thomas Lipton Cup and the Westerleigh Regattas in Vancouver, B.C. Ca Va is in superb condition and ready to go for the 2017 World Championships in Vancouver.

Photo copyright Dana Olsen



Ca Va at the Vancouver Maritime Museum
Shiny new paint job!
Beautiful coming in and ...going out.
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