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A Senior Citizen

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Gracing the waters of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, for more than 100 years, the gaff-rigged Wianno Senior is one of the oldest American sailboat designs.

Perhaps the best known Wianno Senior is Victura, sail No. 94, which was owned by the Kennedy family. She now resides in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

This video has more about Victura, including vintage footage of the Kennedys sailing her:

Want to know more about these iconic New England boats? Check out Soundings June 2017 issue

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