February 1, 2010

Jack Taylor was introduced to sailing in 1989 by a very good friend, joined Dana Point Yacht Club and started racing immediately. He quickly became addicted to off shore racing and his 1st purchase was a Catalina 38. Jack’s off shore experience was the local island races and the Newport to Ensenada Race. As he developed my need for speed and the desire to go further off shore in 2001 he and his wife Eileen found ”Horizon”, a Santa Cruz 50. Built in 1983 and launched in 1984. The Taylor’s are her 3rd owner. She was formerly named “Midnight Special” and initially named “Acey Ducy”. She was located up in Seattle and we had her trucked down to Dana Point, our current home port.

Horizon is very active on the race circuit and you’ll see us in the Newport to Ensenada Races, all the local Island Races but most important the truly off shore events. Since 2001 we have raced to Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo and Hawaii. We have raced the ’03, ’07 and ’09 Tranpacs and the ’05 Vic Maui. This year our major events will be the Puerto Vallarta, Mexorc and Pacific Cup.

We have just completed giving Horizon a face lift and she is now sporting a new paint job as well as a scoop. We’re hoping to break her speed record of 24.7 knots. Hopefully the new scoop will get us their. Our key to success is fun, fun, fun with family and friends and as Bill Lee put it “Fast is Fun”!

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