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Last Updated 9/2/2015. Please contact us if you know of an L26 Owner not listed on this site!

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Location Owner Name Boat Name Hull ID PHRF or MORC Rating Owner Comments
Okanagan Lake, British Columbia, Canada Fred & Eleanor Trautmann The Factor 37 ? Owned since 2003. We had a decent 2008 season racing The Factor. First overall for the summer. Our PHRF rating is 179 which is suppose to be 10% slower than ocean racing. The hardest boat to beat in our fleet is an S2 7.9 it goes like stink in light air but can be beat in heavy air 12 knots +.
Summerland Yacht Club, Okanagan Lake, British Columbia Dean and Sandra Chalmers Wild Oats -- -- Looking forward to beating The Factor!
Dana Point Marina, CA Steve Wyman Beaver 19 ? Owned since 3/2003
Santa Barbara YC, CA Lisa Gilinger Sleeper ? 180 -
Davis Island YC, Tampa FL Bob Moon Kate Rules 8 ? -
East Coast Sailing Assoc., Melbourne, FL Sam Miorelli Wildfire 23 167 -
Miami, FL David Stanley Sepp ? ? -
St. Petersburg, FL Ray Matheson ESP ? ? -
Lake Lanier Sail Club, GA Wayne Patillo Horizontal Bop 49 168 Visit my Sail Loft.
Another Lake Lanier Website
MORF, Chicago, IL R & C Metzen In The Red ? 174 -
Kentucky Lake, KY Ed Hutchison Chez Moi 43 - -
Corinthian Sailing Assoc., New Orleans, LA Charles H. Erickson, Jr. Voodoo 32 186 VooDoo sank in 2003 during tropical Storm Bill. This boat had won a lot of silver on Lake Pontchatrain and along the Gulf coast for 25 years. In 1991 VooDoo won the 110 mile Gulfport to Pensacola race finishing ahead of over 100 boats on corrected time. She will be missed by all except those you had to sail against her.
Pasadena, MD Ted Alfriend Ole Yella ? - Magothy River
Muskegon YC, MI Mort Kantor Chicken Soup 9 174 I've owned the boat since 1981 and have had great success racing under PHRF in Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake. Toughest competition are the J 24s.
Port Huron YC, MI Walter Schreiner Schnickelfritz 38 162
Crescent Sail YC, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI Neal Bauer Gung-Ho 40 - Original owner repurchased in winter 2000. I first owned the boat (built 1979) about six years, racing exclusively in Lake St. Clair (part of the Great Lakes outside of Detroit) and in Lake Huron. Thereafter I sold it to someone who sailed it in Lake Huron. He, in turn, sold it to someone who kept it in the greater Detroit area. Now I have it back in Lake St. Clair.
Duluth, MN Steve Hughes and Eric Stevens Catapult II 22 171 (PHRF)
20.98 (MORC)
We just purchased "Catapult2,"
Duluth, MN Steve Worsfold (Formerly Mellow Yellow) 4 168 -
Duluth, MN Scott Halenbeck Friendenberg -- -- --
Sheepshead Bay Yacht Club, Brooklyn, NY Arthur E. Ruggiero -- -- -- I own a 1978 Lindenberg 26
Long Island, NY Rudi Harbauer Bohemia 33 180 -
Pamlico River, NC Ken Friedlein Fretless 21 ? -
Pamlico River, NC Greg Miller Esso Bee 28 171 "The Finest Production Sailboat Ever...."
Pamlico River, Washington, NC Max Henries Illusion ? ? -
Pamlico River, NC Sam Purcell Raid! ? 171 See Sam's Web Page
Lake Norman, NC Mike Magee Wiz 45 178 -
Kingsville Ontario Bob Mantyka Double Vision 30 Bought last year from Nancy Duffy, now sailing near Cedar Island Yacht Club
Grand River Sailing Club, OH ? High Hopes ? 171 -
Rendezvous Yacht Club, Rainy Lake (Canada/US Border at International Falls, MN/Fort Frances, ON) Peter Engberg Wingin It 17 168 -
Sandusky Sailing Club, OH Dave Brink Flash 31 PHRF 162, JAM 173 (both w/ 170 Genoa) We've been very successful racing JAM (Jib and Main) on Lake Erie
Sandusky Sailing Club, OH Richard Seasholtz Sweetwood 44 ? -
Spitzer Lakeside Marina, Lorain, OH Paul Burke Savage 13 173 I've owned two Lindenberg 26's and have been sailing SAVAGE since 1985. Wouldn't give her up. A great looking boat that has had the best care of all L26's (2002 the topsides were Awlgriped, put in new windows and teak).
North Cape YC, Toledo, OH Dick Hamilton La Chiva 10 PHRF 165 Race on Lake Erie
Cedar Island Yacht Club, Kingsville, Ontario, Cananda Jim Norris ?? 26 PHRF rating pending I am apparently the 3rd owner. The first owner was Terry Sheehe out of Vermilion, OH and it was named "Bittersweet". Sailed on Lake Erie
Newport, Rhode Island Michael Schein Max Fun - - Formerly owned and raced by Bobby Muller in Annapolis. Bright Orange hull.
Charleston Ocean Racing Assoc., SC Roy Ostrom Amarant 25 165 (Has an L-28 type keel on it, and draws almost 6 feet)
Austin Yacht Club, TX (New owner unknown) Wild Turkey 51 168 #51 is the last 26' Paul Lindenberg built. Sold in 2004 by Tom Lott
Alexandria, VA Alex O'Toole Breakaway 18 174 Bought her September 1, 2015
Alexandria, VA Martin Howell Truculent Turtle (formerly Wildcat) ? 174 We have a lower boom (hence a larger main), same PHRF rating as the local J24s
Superior, WI Jason and Lucie Amundsen Finlandia 15 20.86 (MORC)
Superior, WI Joe Christman - - - Purchased in 2012