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The Hunter 19/Europa

Anyone having owned one of these yachts will readily testify as to there reliability, ease of sailing and low maintenance. Sailing a Hunter is one of the more satisfying past times requiring very little effort and returning copious amounts of enjoyment. Every now and again something comes along in life that has the ability to command total respect from whoever comes across that something, and the Hunter is one of those. the Hunter has been responsible for many a sailor's passion with the sport.

The Willing Griffon

In 1972 a young man by the name of David Blagden sailed his Hunter19 "Willing Griffon" single handedly across the Atlantic and became famous throughout yachting circles as the person to have sailed the smallest yacht ever and record breaker in the solo trans Atlantic race. Now I personally would not sail my boat across the Atlantic or any other ocean for that matter, but extended cruises are possible, as demonstrated by David.

Cruising

The Hunter is used for cruising the waters at a leisurely pace, and is used extensively for this purpose all over the world, with South Africa and Britain having the largest of these fleets. Not only is it used for cruising, but is actively raced by many a owner. On any given weekend these boats can be seen participating in some regatta or race. When cruised , the Hunter can be transformed into quite a comfortable boat with accommodation for four persons, but three adults would be a far more realistic option. Fridges, cookers, wash basins and similar items have been installed in many of these boats by their loving owners.

Racing

Completely stripped out boats are the norm for the owner that prefers the racing side of sailing. Everything that can be taken out, is taken out, and a much lighter yacht is then put into the water for the purpose of racing. The Hunter is easily transported all over the country by trailer, and this in itself is a huge advantage over non trail able boats.