Stormy Weather – Sparkman & Stephens design no 27

The History of Stormy Weather

First Part - Named for a Song
Second Part - The Concept
Third Part - A Star is Born
Fourth Part - The Transatlantic Race of 1935
Fifth Part - Racing History: the first sixty five years...
Sixth Part - The restoration
First photo album - Under sail
Second photo album - Interior shots
Third photo album - New sails
Drawings - Line drawings


The skipper – Baie de Douarnenez, 1986.

Other mentions of Stormy Weather (more to come) include:

Yachting World "Nixon at large" (October 1994)

All the information in these pages comes from the personal records and writings of a previous owner of Stormy Weather. He restored her, then sailed her for nearly quarter of a century, "commuting" the Atlantic each year, and using Stormy as a home, a racing yacht, and as the means to promote classic boats, heritage projects and youth sail training.

Parts of the data presented here first appeared, in a slightly modified and shortened form, in Maritime Life and Traditions #3, fully illustrated (now out of print.)

Stormy Weather winner of the
Miami-Naussau race 1940.

This is currently (April 2020) a work in progess, to expand our existing pages at the Naval Marine Archive. Some pages are very recent, some date back twenty years and are being reviewed and/or edited; additions will be forthcoming.