History

Ibis is one of only two wooden IOD’s to be built outside of Norway. She was built by Paul Rollins in 1992 in York, Maine of white cedar over oak frames with a teak deck and mahogany bright work trim. She had the traditional wooden box section spruce mast and boom. Ibis was originally built as a day sailor complete with a head and holding tank! After some modification she was accepted as a bon-a-fide IOD and raced in the IOD North East Harbour fleet. I brought Ibis to Chester when I bought a house here and have been actively racing her under sail number 6 for a number of years.

Tony Merck

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