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Cardinal Puff is a Ron Swanson / Wally Ward design known as a Swanson Carmen. Built in 1967 by Graeme Bluey Williams in a disused dairy in Brisbane. This Yacht was commissioned by Mr Peter Kurtz and has sailed with distinction in many ocean races.
Cardinal Puff successfully completed the 1973 Sydney to Hobart.
More recently she has been bough in 2016 by her current owner, this yacht has been completely rebuilt sympathetic to her original design but facilitating improvements and new safety criteria by previous owner Bill Chittenden. The rebuild has taken over 5 years and remains a work in progress with the current owner.
This is only the second Festival of Sail for the skipper and crew and only the second sailing season.