Boat Name: Ranger
Sail: US 112
Year Built: 1978
Designer: Gary Mull
Builder: Goetz Custom
Owner: Dana Olsen
History: Built by Eric Goetz for the Yellow Rose Syndicate of Fort Worth, Texas. Cold-molded wood with West epoxy, stripped and repainted in 2002 with Interspray 800/900 inside and out. Deck replaced in 2002: plywood saturated with West epoxy, painted with Interspray 900. All walking surfaces finished with non-skid. New cockpit sole 2002, painted with Interspray 900 with non-skid. "Squall Blue" hull with dark-blue boottop, white bottom (painted with VC paint), and pearl-gray deck. She was first driven by Ted Turner in the 1979 Worlds held in Seattle. Mr Turner was fresh from the America's Cup and eager to continue competing at the highest levels. Ranger ended 5th of 25 entries in the regatta. Turner sailed her to 2nd in the North Americans in 1979, 2 weeks prior to the Worlds and participated in the defender trials in 1979 Australian- American Challenge in San Francisco, 2 weeks following the Worlds. Ranger won the US Nationals in 1981 for Andy Rose and sailed to 6th of 15 entries in the 1983 Worlds in Newport. Ranger spent the late 80's and early 90's in Fort Worth, Texas. Ranger was later donated to the Merchant Marine Academy, where she was sold to the current owner.
July 23, 2013 - Ranger has been sold to Port Townsend resident Dana Olsen. Ranger now joins her Gary Mull design sister, St Francis VII, in the waters of the Pacific Northwest.
October 23, 2014 - work continues to repair and replace some soft wood found in Ranger. Scrol down the page to see the work in progress.


Wet and windy at the 2008 NYYC Classic Race Week