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John Bailey's (ex Molly Schar's) Muirin, Yankee #244, Washington, DC (updated September 8, 2023)  

September 8, 2023 - check out the Dolphin 24 facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/dolphin24sailboats for latest in this sad scene

September 4, 2023 - Senior DFI Ken Katz working on Labor Day weekend - sent in the following #244 update - not good news - she was 'abandoned'.


Hope the season found you well and sailing often. It is with great sadness that I report the certain demise of Yankee #244 (Tango -> Murin). As the photo indicates winches have been removed for salvage and her days are numbered.

May all other lovely Dolphins be spared such fate.



November 5, 2020. We got the following sad photo of #244 from DFI Ken Katz - no contact yet from her current owner....


March 30, 2016. We heard from Molly that Muirin has been sold to John Bailey. We stand by for John to check in.

Welcome Aboard John!

Fair Winds Molly!





This is the history we have on #244 up to this point

May 5, 2015. Yankee #244 is For Sale again. Thanks to DFI Mike Friel (Yankee #241) for bringing this to our attention. Here is the link to the Craigslist ad http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/boa/5003617032.html

24' Sparkman and Stephens Yankee Dolphin 24 - $5500 (James Creek Marina, DC)
1971 Yankee Dolphin swing keel sailboat for sale, in good shape and ready to sail. Hull #244. Solidly built boat, designed by Sparkman and Stephens, and originally designed for the Transpac race, so she is comfortable in larger bodies of water. Drafts only 2'9" board up and 5' with the board down- perfect for Potomac and Chesapeake sailing! 1650 pounds of ballast makes for comfortable, stable sailing. All the lines run back to the cockpit for simple single handing. Beautiful classic lines turns heads and gets waves every time! Just in time for summer sailing - get away from the rush, slow down and relax while you sail away, sipping a cocktail.

New standing rigging (replaced last spring)
Running rigging less than 2 years old, all New England Ropes
3 foresails- 150, 110 and storm jib
2010 6.6 HP Tohatsu SailPro outboard with low hours and alternator
Trickle charge solar panel
New depth finder and Ritchie compass
All lines run back to cockpit
Adjustable Genoa car rails
All Running light converted to LED bulbs
Hard wired VHF radio as well as waterproof handheld VHF
New stereo and speakers
Stove, water tank, sink and build in cooler
Removable portapotty head
Sleeps 4
Boat hooks, paddles and whisker pole

Purchased this boat last year, but have been unable to enjoy due to work. Want to let her go to a new owner who will be able to take her out. A few things to be aware of -- the bolt at the end of the centerboard (which allows it to "swing" as a swing keel) snapped last season. The board is still in place, but when next hauled, you'll need to reattach a bolt so the centerboard can be pulled up. Also, the motor needs some troubleshooting as it's currently refusing to start.

Will entertain all reasonable offers; boat is offered "as is". Location: James Creek Marina, Washington D.C.

Contact by email: wrzfn-5003617032@sale.craigslist.org



July 23, 2014. Molly Schar checking in as the new owner of Yankee #244. Below is her email, and pending new pictures from Molly we'll use a file photo.

Hi, Ron!

I'm thrilled to be checking in as the new owner of Yankee Dolphin #244. Ryan and Liz Lacz made some great improvements to the boat, including renaming her the Muirin (Gaelic for "of the sea"). I'm excited for the adventures and projects to come.I intend to take full advantage of this wonderful community you've built of Dolphin owners. Thanks in advance to all for guidance, insights and camaraderie. Warm regards,

Molly Schar
S/V Muirin
Washington, DC

Postscript: Ryan and Liz removed the "Tango II" markings on the sides and added "Muirin" to the transom. (photo at right)

I also understand a proper renaming ceremony took place. I'm leaning toward changing the yellow to green -

I'll send photos once I get going

Postscript II: And we heard from Ryan too - Click here to go to #244's previous life and Ryan's parting cautionary tale re centerboards...

Welcome Aboard, Molly!



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