Sparkman Stephens 67' - Chubasco

This is one of the grand dames of the SoCal sailing fleet. Built by Wilmington Boat Works of California for William L. Stewart she was launched in 1939. Through three owner's she's been a major player in the Southern California racing scene her whole life. Her race record is extensive.  The 67-foot sailing yacht is a direct descendent of Dorade, Stormy Weather, and Santana. CHUBASCO is one of the finest vessels of her type and is considered one of the best of Sparkman & Stephens designs. See History Page for more info on sisterships and Sparkman Stephens designs.


REFIT 2017-2019

Chubasco underwent some structural and cosmetic upgrades, throughout the years the salt water has corroded some of the bolts and degraded some of the wood structural members. Planking was replaced as well as most all frames. A new engine was installed, this added more horse power and also lessened her carbon footprint.  The instrumentation was upgraded to the current  B&G  and satellite phone technology in preparation for the 2019 racing season.



Chubasco has competed in numerous races during the 2019 Southern California Sail Boat Racing Season with excellent results. The rest of the season is highlighted by the 50th Anniversary Transpacific Yacht Race.


Please see the Race Schedule tab above for the results of races completed and a schedule of events to come for the 2019 season.

Chubasco Spanish for Sudden Storm; A chubasco is a violent squall with thunder and lightning encountered during the rainy season - perhaps a short lived storm. 

Proud Sponsor of Chubasco

CZR | Carpenter, Zuckerman, & Rowley - Lawyers for Justice

John Carpenter -  “Our firm was founded on the principle that justice for  injured people is more important than insurance company profits.   Justice with a discount is no justice at all.”

On  February 13, 1995, Paul Zuckerman and I officially started Carpenter & Zuckerman – now Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley.   Paul and I  had met the first day of law school at Southwestern in Los Angeles.  We  both graduated together in 1991, studied and took the bar together and  then shipped our Harley Davidsons to Europe where we toured the  continent on our bikes while waiting for our bar results.  I still like  to do motorcycle cases.

I am an experienced jury trial lawyer.   Over the past 20 years, I have won more than $100 million for  individuals with life-altering injuries.  My practice focuses on helping  clients with the gravest injuries – especially traumatic brain injuries  – recover the money they need to re-establish their lives.

I am a  graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College.  I pride myself on  trying tough but meritorious cases; I do not take the easy cases to  trial and then brag about the results.  I started out handling and  trying cases other law firms rejected.  I know how to try tough cases  and get good results.  In 2017, I was nominated for “Trial Lawyer of the  Year” by the prestigious Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles  (CAALA).   In addition to trial work, I also have an active appellate  practice.  Twice the California Supreme Court has granted my petitions  for review.  I have been selected as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer and have had  work recognized by VerdictSearch’s “Verdict of the Week.” 

Personal Life

I  was raised by a single mother from the age of 6 months in Los Angeles  county.  My mom worked two jobs, one as a legal secretary and the other  as a waitress to support me.   My mom met and eventually married a  lawyer named Greg Larson when I was in the 4th grade.  It was the first  time I had a father in my life.  Greg turned out to be the most  influential person in my life.  Greg is my dad and I am the man I am  today very much because of him.

I am very passionate about the  welfare of children; I have two youngsters of my own.  My daughter  Charlotte was born in March of 2011.  My son Jack was born in November  of 2016.  I waited to start having a family because I was afraid I  wouldn’t be a good father because of all the time I spent working on and  trying cases.  So, I waited until I knew I had the time to do a good  job and be present for my kids.  Getting married and having kids is the  best decision I ever made.  I love being a husband and father, it is the  best part of my life.  In my spare time I love the ocean, sailing and  surfing. |  8827 W Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 |  (310) 273-1230 

John Carpenter - CZR
John Carpenter - CZR

Refit Info





The old diesel motor has been replaced by a modern diesel power plant. Supplied by SW Diesel; A John Deere 4 Cylinder has been chosen. A marine version of the 4045 series, this is a 180 horse power tier 3 compliant low-pollution engine. 





Quantum Sails and Jeff Thorpe have elevated the art and science of sail making to a new level, resulting in the fastest and most efficient sail shapes and structures possible. It’s called iQ Technology® and simply stated, it’s the most intelligent design system in the industry for making membrane sails. 





Artie Means has supplied Chubasco

with the most current instrumentation.

Centered around B&Gs H5000 Hercules

performance computer, SailMon

displays have been added to improve

visibility of the performance data. 

Expedition software has also been

added to help analyse the data.




  Greg Stewart is an experienced sailor with 40 years of sailing and racing experience on both classic and modern designs. He came up through the ranks as a crew and boat keeper in the late 70’s and 80’s and was able to sail in many of the major races by age 25. Today, by day Greg is a senior Naval Architect at Nelson/Marek Yacht Design in San Diego where he has worked continuously since 1986. Over this time he has been involved with numerous designs of all types. His close attention to detail and natural ability to interface with others has fostered many successful projects. He is active in his local classic boat scene and also actively campaigns his restored vintage 6 meter Sprig.  His life long interest and experience with classic boats has led to Nelson/Marek being commissioned for consultation and design projects on numerous notable classic yachts including the comprehensive efforts on the Dorade, and spar designs for Santana, Orient and Marilee.  Greg is onboard the Chubasco refit team to lend rating optimization assistance. 

Nelson/Marek Yacht Design

 (619) 224-6347 



Quantum Sails: Jeff is an awesome sailor and has been a Sails Consultant on the West Coast. With many championships to his credit, he is perfect to make sure Chubasco has powerful and efficient sails. Jeff is childhood friends with Co-Owner John Carpenter, both sailing in  the outstanding Leo Robbins sailing program in Ventura.  Jeff works as a sail consultant at the Quantum Sails Pacific loft, giving his clients the attention to detail they need to find the right sails.

Jeff has spent a lot of time racing offshore, with 23 races since 2006 and 17 race wins as navigator. Jeff is a skilled navigator, watch captain and excellent offshore helmsman. Jeff’s offshore racing experience and knowledge of all the traps along the Mexican coast is an invaluable asset.

Having worked with Farr Yacht Design, Andrews Yacht Design, R/P and N/M optimizing numerous race winners, Jeff has gained extensive experience in putting together winning programs.



  German Connection LLC; Claus Petzke, Charging and inverter systems, including solar panels and solar charging options. LED retrofitting of existing fixtures to conserve power while at sea. If something is not powering up on your boat and don’t know why? His technicians excel at troubleshooting and can figure out what is wrong with most any electrical issue you are having. With ever-changing technology, it can be daunting when you first look at a new touch screen display with countless new features. Whether you just want the lowdown on the basics to get you started, or you need a step-by-step tutorial, he can teach you how to operate your navigation electronics.   

German Connection LLC

Marine Electronics & Electrical

(562) 826-9198

Vendors and Suppliers



West Marine is the paramount store when it comes to getting what you need. Fast and friendly service always.




Fantasic Facilities, Excellent Flag Officers, and Fun, Effficient Staff - Thanks for all you do and your great support.




Ships Supplies, from Awlgrip to Zincs they have it. Joe and the guys are the best helping you find hard to find parts. Most special orders come the next day !! Email - 

Phone;   562-598-6612

Evoqua Water Technologies


 Evoqua Water Technologies delivers  products, solutions and services to ensure water quality and consistency  for municipalities, industrial water users and recreational  facilities.  With more than a 100-year heritage of industry-leading  brands and products, technical expertise, and unmatched customer service, Evoqua is the partner of choice for millions of water users  across the globe.



Forespar oversees a multifaceted  design, manufacturing and worldwide distribution system from its modern  headquarters in Southern California using CAD/CAM design, full machine  shop, 80’ spray paint booth, plastic injection molding and carbon  composite processing.



  PYI Inc. is a  premier manufacturer and distributor of high quality marine, boat, yacht, and ship equipment and supplies. Our goal is to provide quality, innovative marine equipment with an  unsurpassed level of customer service and satisfaction.

Service Providers



Marina Shipyard offers you three generations of experience and has been family owned and operated since 1964.  Customer Service and a Job Well Done are our greatest concerns. You can rest assured that when you place your vessel in our care you will receive satisfaction in knowing the job will be done right the first time. We have an extensive range of Professional Marine Services to offer all in one location which are available either directly from Marina Shipyard or it's wide range of tenants on site. 




 For over 35 years  we have been actively maintaining, repairing, restoring, and campaigning classic vessels of all designs and sizes. We have been instrumental in the preservation of many historical watercraft. By using the knowledge and craftsmanship of the past with modern materials and techniques the vessels we have had a hand in restoring are better than new and will  last for generations to come.



   We are a full service diesel engine shop and an authorized warranty station for Perkins, Yanmar, and John Deere Marine. Let us overhaul your engine or troubleshoot a difficult problem for you. Every overhauled engine is run on our dyno to make sure it runs smooth and efficiently before it's given to you.




Vaught Yacht Services has a great crew of bottom divers that keep the the finest yachts ready to go.  With over 30 years of experience in both the yachting and marine industries, our office is well versed in all aspects of power boating and sailing. 


Additional Vessel Maintenance & Service Providers

Glacier Corporation

 Since its founding in 1984, Glacier has established a reputation for unsurpassed quality and reliability in the design, fabrication and  installation of marine refrigeration and air conditioning systems. With cutting-edge technology, superior materials and quality workmanship, our firm provides flexible concept to completion solutions for OEM and production boat builders, designers and private yacht owners worldwide.

Seatek Yachting

 Seatek is located in an 8,000 square foot industrial building, and it includes a full rigging shop for rod, wire, and running rigging, a  fabrication shop, an 80’

paint booth, and a large assembly area.  We have  the ability to transport up to 100’ masts on custom built mast trailers to our facility to perform the needed work, which allows us to do the  majority of work in-house.

N&J Fabrication

 N&J Fabrication is a family operated business with more than 20 years experience fabricating custom welding to customer specifications.  We specialize in custom marine welding like stainless bow rails, stern rails, rod holders, exhaust systems, ladders and davits but also provide other services like mobile welding, houses and production work. We work with stainless steel, aluminum, mild steel and bronze.

Sound Waves Insulation

 If you're looking for noise reduction, thermal insulation, heat shields  or custom design services you've come to the right place! Sound Waves has been manufacturing these products for over 10 years and has worked in many different industries, including military, emergency vehicles, marine, industrial and transportation. Sound Waves is the place to go  for all your thermal insulation, noise reduction and custom products to  meet your needs.

The Master's Vessel

 We are The Master's Vessel, a family-owned and operated carpentry business  specializing marine carpentry, boat repairs, boat floor repairs,  fiberglass boat repairs in Marina Del Rey, Redondo Beach, Long Beach,  Newport Beach and surrounding areas.

Marine Fire Protection

 Marine Fire Protection specializes in boat fire systems from yachts, tug boats, barges to cruise liners and cargo ship. We install and service Halon, fm200, C02 and all types of gaseous fire from Sea-Fire, Fireboy Ansul, Kidde, Amerex, Janus fire suppression systems. Hydro testing and refilling in house.

Vessel Services

Mary Conlin Company

 We make vessel documentation easy, quick and straightforward! Our agency has provided both the commercial and recreational boating communities with prompt, accurate and  professional service since 1981. We are also founding members of the American Vessel Documentation Association. Trust a professional!

Mariner's Insurance

 Founded in 1959, we at Mariners Insurance over the years have maintained our shared commitment to provide both the best and right insurance protection for our boat owners and marine business clients. Mariners Insurance was formed by Byron Chamberlain, a boating enthusiast, and has  expanded throughout the decades to serve the marine industry throughout  the country. Headquartered in Newport Beach, California, we have  additional offices located in San Diego and Bradenton, Florida.

OCC Foundation

 The mission of the Orange Coast College Foundation is to support the  college by encouraging gifts of time, treasure and talent from alumni,  campus & community members.  

A 30-member volunteer Board of  Directors consisting of 25 community members, four members of the  college administration, a faculty representative, and the president of  the college’s associated students oversee the activities and programs of  the Foundation.