- Wednesday, 10 October 2012 00:07
Owner: Rob Stewart
Phone: 01634 668668
Sail Number: IR 8164
Designer: Ed Dubois
Additional Information: Ed Dubois started his yacht design career in Jersey where he claims his first boat was a 3/4 tonner named Borsalino Trois. However, Morty knows different. Infact Ed's first boat was a Quarter Tonner named Montana Red Dog. After a lot of persuasion from Ed, the 'dog' was dropped from the name. Ed then designed the Starflash of which there are 2 or 3 joining the fleet, and the development of that was Enigma. Designed for a Northern Irish based yachtsman and built in his garage, Enigma was an extremely successful boat being particularly fast in light airs. Morty found Enigma lying in the corner of a yard in Plymouth, tracked the owner down, and bought it back to Hamble. As Ed told the story at the QTC dinner in 2006, he was phoned up and told that he had bought Enigma back. Anthony Haines restored the boat during the winter of 2005/6, launched it the day before the QTC and Ed subsequently was the worthy winner of the QTC in 2006. Now sold to Kent and to well known East Coast yachtsman Robbie Stewart.