Cholo

Unfortunately we do not have photographs of the Half Tonner Cholo. She was designed for Alejandro Hughes of Lima, Peru, and in 1993 he wrote this note as a summary of his racing up to that time:

‘Let me tell you that Cholo has been quite a success. We won two national championships, placed second overall in the Peruvian International Regatta of 1989 and placed first overall in the 1992 edition (with 5 first places out of 6 races). We have had a lot of fun and enjoyed beating the One Tonners and Three Quarter Tonners with a Peruvian built Humphreys designed Half Tonner, especially during the last international regatta where my dear friend Pepe Frers and his son were participating on an IMS and could not believe how Cholo performed against the X Three Quarter Tonners and against his One Ton design Victoria, etc. The previous edition we beat My Fair Lady among many other well known boats, one of which had been US Three Quarter Ton champion and was crewed by a team which included North Sails advisors.’