the fleet history
NY 30 Fleet
Lost Treasure

NY-6 Dahinda , was built for W. Butler Duncan, Jr. in 1905. W. Emlen and George E. Roosevelt were among her early owners. She was the first Thirty converted to a yawl rig (pictured left) by Frank B. Draper in 1914. Later named Playmate she won many cruising races under Henry Frisch and Bob Teller. By 1955 her sloop rig was restored and then-owner Nelson L. Rockefeller was sailing her on Long Island Sound. Her last years were as Spindrift in Freeport, NY. Sadly, this classic champion was was cut-up in 1980.

Yachting Magazine, 3/55
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