The Linda Lee was built by Frank Pittelli and was the first
Chesapeake 50 to be completed and sailed in a regatta. The hull
is made of fiberglass, while the deck is made of a fiberglass
under-deck, planked with homemade Popular planks. The masts and
booms are all wooden, with scratch-built fittings throughout the boat.
The sails are also hand-made, using 1.5 oz spinnaker cloth remnants
courtesy of the local sail loft.
Shown here in a heavy breeze, the Chesapeake 50 knifes through the
water with plenty of grace and forgiveness. The scale depth keel
makes her a little tender, but Society members have been adjusting
the sail plan to compensate for that characteristics with very good