1955 Borge Borresen Dragon
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Built by Borge Borresen in Vejle, Denmark as a 1955 model Completed on 13th of August 1956 Measured on 14th of August 1956 by Poul A. Christiansen Built for Ole Valdemar Bernsten, of Hellerup, for the 1956 Olympics. Built with name "Tip". Original sail number D 132, then KC 80, then CAN 80. Now AXA 1
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26-29 November and 3-5 December: Won the silver medal for Denmark in the 1956 Olympics at Port Phillip in Melbourne, Australia with Ole Bernsten, Cyril Andresen, and Chistian von Blow as crew. Purchased by an RCYC syndicate (Walter Windeyer) and O'Keefe Brewing Co. to ensure a top-flight Canadian entrant, Tip won the Dragon Gold Cup in 1959 in Skovshoved, Denmark with Walter Windeyer Jr. and his crew of Ken Bradfield and Sicotte Hamilton. Returning home, they won the Canadian Olympic trials in the fall of 1959, but were unable to participate in the 1960 Olympics in Naples as skipper Windeyer suffered a heart attache while driving to defend the Gold Cup. Tip won the O'Keefe Dragon Trophy Series in 1959. Tip won the 1959 Telegram Series. 10-12 August 1961: Tip won the O'Keefe Dragon Trophy Series at Lake Saint-Louis in Qubec, Canada. A record 3 wins for Walter Windeyer (won in 1958 with "Corte") Tip won the 1963 Telegram Series. Bought by Gordon Norton, Dot Windeyer in 1965. Bought by Chas .Salter Muskoka in 1979. Restored by Rev. Harold Roberts of the RCYC Bought by John & Eva Moyle in 1997. Bought by Clarke family in 2000. Last major refit by Robin Clarke around 2005. Replaced the deck and finished it with Awlgrip, rebuilt the cabin top, the stem, several frames and planks at Gyles Boatworks in Thornbury, Ontario. Installed a spinnaker launching tube at the same time. Tip raced in regional RCYC regattas thru 2013 out of Toronto.
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