1981 Mark III, hull #ZCC27894M81H, sail #894 (formerly #30593)
Nepean Sailing Club, Ottawa
Sailed since 2004
Hugh Morrin & Michael Hoffman, Ottawa, ON.
Blue Zulu has raced in Ottawa regularly since 2004. NSC is home to ~40 C&C 27s, and there are another 20+ at neighbouring BYC and CVGR. We race Tuesdays (PHRF, with spinnakers) and Thursday (One-design, with spinnakers), as well as weekends. Blue Zulu is typically out 50-60 days/year; most of that is racing with a crew of six for tight round-the-buoys action.
The C&C 27 is the perfect boat for Lac Deschênes, a wide part of the Ottawa River ~10 miles west of the parliament buildings. The local fleet enjoys great one-design and handicap racing, and regular summer raft-ups -- our record so far is 13 C&C 27s rafted together! Check out our local C&C 27 page.
Previous owners of Blue Zulu:
c1999-2003: Bert & Sherri Okma, Detour, MI; named "Caryme".
c1995-c1999: Chuck Drumm, Cleveland, OH; named “Mariner”.
-1995: ??, Alexandria, VA; named “Mariner”.