Tom Darling’s article, “Team Dolphin Takes the Vintage Day Racer Prize in the Opera House Cup,” rekindled fond memories for a reader who raced on this legendary Herreshoff Newport 29 for many years and admires the beautiful restoration by Donn Costanzo of Wooden Boatworks in Greenport, NY.

Congrats Team Dolphin…Donn, the boat looks great! I remember doing that race back in the 1970s with John Lockwood driving! The article should have included a paragraph about all of those wins! The Lockwood family of New Suffolk, NY owned, cared for and aggressively raced Dolphin from the late ‘40s thru the mid ‘90s (my dates might need a little tweaking) and should be recognized for making Dolphin the “Winningest Boat on the Water!”


Ed Lesnikowski (crewmember early ‘70s through the early ‘90s), Mattituck, NY


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