Col Anderson’s Acrospire III turns 100 years old in February 2024.
Considered Royalty amongst the Melbourne fleet, “little Ack”, as she came to be known, was commissioned by malt baron, and St.Kilda Yacht Club Commodore Joe White and designed by Melbourne designer and boat builder Charlie Peel in order to win the Sayonara Cup.
She challenged for the cup in 1928 against the Sydney based defender Norn, and whilst faster than Norn, she would be smashed on the ratings and the cup was lost.
The CYAA would dearly love to get in touch with descendants of Joe White and Charlie Peel.
If you have information please contact Col or alternatively Richard Macrae on 0418 901 772