The 2nd C&C 37R - Landed Immigrant II or The Third Wave

Boat Design: C&C 37R
Designer: Robert Ball
Builder: C&C International (C&C Yachts) Ltd. (CAN)
Year Built: 1988
Hull Number: 3
Displacement: 14,900 lbs./ 6,758 kgs.
 Beam: 12.58' / 3.83m
 Draft: 8.16' / 2.49m
 Length: 39.50' / 12.04m
Sail Area: 798 sq. ft. / 74.12 m2
 Rig: Masthead Sloop
Home Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sail Number: CAN 84037
HIN: ZCC37004D888

 First Owner: Hans Fogh
 Other Notable Owners: Hal Davies

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The C&C 37R, "Landed Immigrant II" (eventually to be named "The Third Wave"), was the second 37R built, and the third hull in the C&C 37/40 series (the second hull was built as a 37+ with the full cruising interior).

"Landed Immigrant II" was built for Hans Marius Fogh (8 March 1938 – 14 March 2014), one of the most successful competitive sailors in history, with dozens of national and international championships in many different classes including two Olympic medals, having claimed a silver for his native Denmark in 1960 and a bronze for his adopted land of Canada in 1984.

The 24-year stretch between a first and second medal is the longest in Olympic history.

Hans won countless World, Continental, and National Championships in many Olympic, International, and National Classes. Hans took part in six Olympic Games (1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976 and 1984) and took a silver medal in the Soling during the Pan Am Games in 1987.

Hans sailed on "Canada II" during the 1987 Louis Vuitton Cup, held in Fremantle, Australia in 1987 (the winner, Stars & Stripes, went on to challenge for and win the 1987 America's Cup).

An ambitious competitor on the water, Fogh had technical expertise that made him a force on land as well. Soon after arriving in Canada, he created a sail for the prototype of a new dinghy designed by Canadians Bruce Kirby and Ian Bruce. The Laser, as it was eventually named, is a one-person craft whose simplicity and popularity led to its own introduction into Olympic competition.

Fogh is an Honoured member of the Canada Sports Hall of Fame from 1985, Canadian Olympic Sports Hall of Fame 1986.

Fogh is also the founder of Fogh Marine, a marine retailer of parts and accessories, Kayaks, Sailboats, Catamarans, Dinghies and Waterfront toys. All natural powered (human or wind) boats (no engines), including the Laser.  Fogh Marine has locations in Toronto, and Port Credit, Ontario.

Hans Fogh's C&C 37R was named “Landed Immigrant II”.  He always called his non-Olympic and One Design boats “Landed Immigrant”.

“Landed Immigrant II” was featured in a number of C&C brochures and magazine ads from the late 1980's and early 1990's.

“Landed Immigrant II” then passed into the hands of an American, Clarence Wurts, who kept her in Nova Scotia (Chester mostly), where he both raced and cruised her in the summers. His son, John W. Wurts Jr., still races a classic 1913 Universal Q Class, "Virginia" - Q5, out of the Chester Yacht Club.
Clarence eventually sold her to Capt. Hal Davies, a retired Canadian naval officer, who with his son, Steve, extensively raced the boat, renaming her "The Third Wave".

Originally built with a 'smoke white' hull, red cove and triple red boot stripes, Capt. Davies chose to have the boat painted the distinctive deep blue with prominent gold boot stripe and three gold waves so well known in east coast racing circles.
Phillippe Paturel and Hal Davies

Hal Davies, along with Philippe Paturel were the co-founders or the Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Ocean Race (RHSP).  The race was created by the two men - both keen ocean racers - who wanted to foster good relationships between eastern Canada and the French Islands.

'Hal was a great friend to many, including myself, ' according to 2011 RHSP race chair, Mike Evans. 'His influence on ocean sailing is well known and the Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race honours his memory with the 'The Hal Davies Memorial Trophy (2012)' which is awarded to the best performing yacht that is doing the RHSP race for first time,' said Evans.

Capt. Davies was a well known promoter of ocean racing in the Maritimes and was himself recognized with the Sail Canada Gerry Roufs Award in 2005 for excellence in offshore racing. The award is presented to the person whose achievement in international offshore racing has had significant impact on the recognition of sailing in Canada.

A quote from Philippe Paturel:

It seems but yesterday that we were taking refreshment in a cockpit and musing about when we could go ocean racing again. The result of our musings was the first new Atlantic Ocean Race on the eastern seaboard for many years, Route Halifax Saint-Pierre...
RHSP is now well established in the calendar on international ocean races of North America. Attracting yachts from Canada, United States and France, sailors enjoy the challenge presented by 360 miles of the waters of the Atlantic ocean, the Cabot Straits and the French islands of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. The race continues to foster the close relationship between eastern Canada and the French islands, and the great social and economic relations between the two countries and maritime people everywhere. The race brings together sailors from many historic maritime regions who sail over a demanding course and end up at a destination extraordinaire – Saint-Pierre et Miquelon. Here we all enjoy a "Touch of France" and all the cultural, gastronomical and social delights that are part of French hospitality.

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Capt. Davies passed away in February of 2011.  Hal's son, Steve, kept the boat for several years after his father passed .... he sold it to someone in St. Margaret's Bay in 2016, where it met its final fate.

The new owner accidentally ran it hard aground, while motoring, in his home waters of St. Margaret's Bay.  The hull, floors, ribs, etc. were severely damaged to the point where repair costs greatly outweighed the value of the boat at that point.

As a result The Third Wave was written off and scrapped at Shining Waters Marine in Tantallon, Nova Scotia some time before 28 November 2017.

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The Third Wave was raced long and hard and has the 'silverware' to prove it.  The boat has an enviable race record including: a PHRF Class win in the Marblehead to Halifax Race 2001; winner of the Premier Class Association Season Championship in 2003, 2004, 2006 & 2010 (Nova Scotia's top circuit); second in class in the 2010 Route Halifax Saint Pierre, and many of her local club series.  All in all a winning yacht!

May it RIP.

The award presented in 2017 by Steve Davies, son of Hal Davies.
Each year Sail Nova Scotia holds its annual award ceremonies to recognize the best sailors in the province. One of the awards presented is the Sail Nova  Scotia Hal Davies Offshore Sailor of the Year Award.  The award was presented in 2017 by Steve Davies, son of Hal Davies.

Samaya, Third Wave and Bella J racing towards the Georges Island lighthouse © Guy Perrin

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Capt(N) Hal Davies, CD, RCN Ret'd, who passed away suddenly on 15 February, while on vacation with his wife in the Bahamas. He was the beloved husband of Jean, proud and loving father of son Stephen Davies (Halifax), his spouse Erin Horton, daughter LCdr Joanna Davies (Kingston, ON) and brother of Philip Davies and brother-in-law to Marylin (Terrace, BC). Born in Woking, Surrey, UK in 1936, Hal moved with his family to Canada in his teens. After graduating from Trinity College, Toronto in 1959, he ran away to join the Royal Canadian Navy and quickly became a remarkable leader and strong supporter of the Navy and all its sailors. 'Captain Hal' had a very distinguished Naval career, including such highlights as command of HMC Ships SASKATCHEWAN, NIPIGON, QU'APPELLE and PROTECTEUR, as well as being Commandant of the Fleet School and Commander Sea Training. He loved the Navy and continued to be a strong supporter, following his retirement in 1989. He was captain of HMCS SCOTIAN and was very involved in the HMCS SACKVILLE Memorial Trust. Hal later became an accomplished consultant in the aerospace and defence sectors and led Tecsult Eduplus in Halifax. He continued to achieve great success in business right up until his death. An avid sailor and expert skipper, he led many sailing crews to victory, not only on the race course, but also in life. He didn't just lead, he changed lives. A funeral service will be held at 1100 on March 1st at St. George's Round Church in Halifax, with a celebration of his life to follow at CFB Stadacona Wardroom. His ashes will be scattered at sea, at a later date. His passing has left a deep and unfillable void for all who knew and loved him. He will be forever missed and never forgotten. Fair winds and following seas.

© Jean-Christophe L'Espagnol / v.s.p.

© Jean-Christophe L'Espagnol / v.s.p.


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