|Bullit on her way to winning the 2013 Vice-Admiral's Cup (photo Fiona Brown)|
Bullit is the name of two of the seven yachts built from the same mould - Morton's Bullit won the Quarter Ton Cup in San Remo in 1979. The second Bullit had a longer stern scoop added and she made quite a splash when she arrived in New Zealand for the 1980 Quarter Ton Cup, hosted by the Panmure Yacht and Boating Club.
|Bullit viewed at her arrival in Auckland for the 1980 Quarter Ton Cup (photo Alan Sefton/Seahorse)|
|Bullit rounds a weather mark just ahead of Hellaby, her dish shaped sections are clearly evident|
|Bullit eases her way downwind - a long transom left little room for the cockpit! (photo Gary Baigent/Sea Spray)|
|Bullit nurses her damaged rig on her way to the finish line in the second race (photo Gary Baigent/Sea Spray)|
|Bullit approaches the start area during the 1980 Quarter Ton Cup|
On the beat from Channel Island Bullit's mast began S-bending, and had to nurse the yacht on starboard tack and soon fell behind Anchor Challenge. The following morning, however, Bullit was close behind and, carrying just a storm spinnaker and reefed main, she sailed through the lee of Anchor Challenge and went on to finish the race in a little under 42 hours and took the win by a margin of 31 minutes.
|The second placed yacht in the series, the Davidson design Hellaby, sailed by Tony Bouzaid|