|Design 62 (Jenny H) cut-away hull profile (Farr Yacht Design)|
|Jenny H on launch day at Westhaven Marina|
Jenny H also entered the Southern Cross Cup trials, to select the New Zealand three-boat team that would compete for the Southern Cross Cup to be held in Sydney at the end of the year. In a mixed boat fleet Jenny H had a close tussle with other centreboarders that dominated the results. Jenny H held off The Red Lion to make the team, joining the Half Tonner Swuzzlebubble and Smir-Noff-Agen for the trip across the Tasman.
|Jenny H shows her upwind form in the 1977 One Ton Cup|
|Jenny H in fresh reaching conditions during the 1977 One Ton Cup with her small spinnaker set|
|Jenny H is pulled out of the water before the final offshore race after an over-enthusiastic spectator craft damaged the stern after the yacht's win in race 4 of the One Ton Cup.|
|Jenny H leads Smir-Noff-Agen triumphantly through Sydney Heads at the end of the middle distance race (photo DB Yachting Annual)|
They went into the Sydney Hobart race finale with a massive 130 point advantage over the second placed New South Wales team. Atrocious conditions in the Sydney Hobart meant, however, that this points buffer became the New Zealand teams' lifeline as Smir-Noff-Agen retired with damage for'ard after falling off a large wave, and then Swuzzlebubble also withdrew after Ian Gibbs and his crew decided that the conditions were too extreme for a small Half Tonner. Jenny H continued on, though not without their own problems with another failure in a for'ard frame. Haslar and his crew nursed the boat through the worst of the storm and managed to finish in fifth place, and securing the Southern Cross Cup for New Zealand and finishing as the top yacht overall.
|Jenny H sails on through Sydney Heads during the 1977 Southern Cross Cup (photo DB Yachting Annual)|
Alterations to the boat were carried out in 1979 to meet the rating challenges arising from the punitive changes to the IOR that came into force that year. These alterations were carried out under the guidance of designer David Pedrick and included the addition of a new keel, and rudder, and a re-designed bow, with a steeper profile to help to shorten her rated length.
Scalawag was transported to Newport, Rhode Island for the 1979 One Ton North American series, and the One Ton Cup which would follow soon after. Scalawag was again beset with sabotage - this time someone had taken a hacksaw to the upper shroud, and after the crew set the sails, in just 6 knots of wind, the rig came tumbling down, along with Kilroy's chances of defending his North American title. Two other yachts were later found to have the same problem (including the eventual winner of the series, Firewater), but light airs meant that the race was cancelled and no other rigs were lost. That fellow competitor would go to the effort of climbing the mast to carry out such sabotage is difficult to comprehend, but as with suspected damage to the rig of Smir-Noff-Agen in the 1977 One Ton Cup, it is perhaps an indication of the prestige associated with these level rating regattas at the time.
|Scalawag arrives in Newport for the 1979 North Americans and One Ton Cup regattas|
|Scalawag returns to the dock after sabotage to the upper shroud saw her rig collapse at the start of the 1979 North American One Ton series (photo Paul Mello)|
|The police are brought in to investigate the sabotage to Scalawag's rig (photo Paul Mello)|
It appears that the rig was able to be repaired in time for the One Ton Cup but I have not been able to find any record of Scalawag's result (she is seen in the photograph below passing to the lee of Pendragon). Kilroy continued to race Scalawag on the west coast and then donated her to the USC. She was later bought by New Zealander Mick Shlens who ran a floating dock in Santa Barbara and returned the boat closer to its original configuration but included an open transom and a new paint scheme.
|Scalawag sails to the weather mark behind Pendragon during the 1979 One Ton Cup (photo Paul Mello)|
|Azzurra after a repaint in 2014|