Sails: 2 mains; 2 jibs; 2 spinnakers. All the sails are from the 1970s. Two spinnaker poles.
The International Tempest was designed by Ian Proctor for a contest to choose the Olympic 2-man keelboat for the 1972 and 1976 Olympics and won against a group of proven performers and new designs. Some people consider it the first or perhaps the forerunner of the modern sport boats. That is certainly true of the members of the US Tempest Class Association where more information about the class is available. It may have been the first keelboat and one of the early boats to use a trapeze for the crew.
German boat builder Mader, known for producing quality one design sail boats, has been making Tempests since the beginning was the only builder for many years. Mader built this boat for the Tempest World Championships in the US in 1975. It was purchased by a Canadian sailor and sailed in the Canadian Olympic trials as KC 55, hence the number on the sail in the picture. It returned to the US as USA 329 but was then in storage for 25 years before being resurrected and sailed in South Carolina, then Texas for the last few years.
This is a very nice Tempest with new running rigging and new traveler track with a windward sheeting traveler and a custom made mast up boat cover. The wooden bunks on the trailer are new a year ago, two thicknesses of 3/4 inch marine plywood with two coats of West Epoxy and one coat of West marine paint for protection.