In 1960 local businessman Jack Powell asked Charley to design a new boat to compete in the Southern Ocean Racing Conference. The result was the 40 foot fiberglass centerboard yawl - Paper Tiger

BUILT WITH PRIDE BY THE MEN AND WOMEN OF MORGAN One of the first priorities for Charley Morgan was the establishment of a proper design office. This included 2 young yacht designers, Jack Corey and Page Obenshain. Jack continued to lead the design team for many years.

In 1968 Charley drew the lines of HIS 12 Meter. After conducting hours of test tank testing, he made the decision to build, and sail to Newport to participate in the trials for the 1970 America's cup races.

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Celebrate Charley Morgan’s contributions to all of the many walks of life.
Sailing ~ Art ~ Community Leadership ~ Friendship ~ Philanthropy
Location: St. Petersburg Yacht Club
Date: February 28th, 2023
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Light Snacks ~ Cash Bar
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The Charley Morgan Legacy

From his earliest days of racing sliding seat moths or competing in the Davis Island Yacht Club’s Junior Sailing programs Penguin dinghies, Charley sought the edge that would increase ultimate performance. As a young teenager, he was invited to crew on larger boats for local Tampa Bay competition and made his first offshore racing adventure to Cuba in 1948 at age 18. As his sailing experience increased, he joined Johnson Sails in Tampa in 1950 as a sailmaker - designing, cutting and sewing sails large and small.

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