Project Cheers, 2016 edition &

Proa ‘Cheers’ Posters


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This is a painting By Bruce Alderson depicting the American proa Cheers in action, being raced singlehanded across the North Atlantic in 1968.

These posters belonged to the late Dick Newick and we are selling them to benefit the Newick family.

An effort is underway to re-publish the book Project Cheers and we look forward to offering it in the near future.

Poster size:  22” x 29” (Painting image size: 15” x 24”)

Printed on heavyweight, matt finish poster paper.

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un-signed Poster:$40.00
         Total charge:$52.00

Poster supplies are limited. This is a special offer.

SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, Bruce Alderson, numbered from 253 to 294 of 400!

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CHEERS close reaching at

double digit speeds off the coast of St. Croix, USVI...

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Photo by Fritz Henle

The original 1969 first edition book on AMAZON

The Book; Project Cheers, 2016 edition

Book is in English,185 pages

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Cheers was designer Dick Newick’s first answer to the call of the OSTAR race. This east to west, upwind race that began in 1960 hosted and inspired huge leaps in innovation in offshore sailboat design.

In this race, which was won in 40 days in 1960, won in 18 days in 1980 (by a Newick designed trimaran) and was later sailed in much less time again, Cheers was merely a stepping stone in the evolutionary ladder, but she did much more than just a third place finish in 1968.

Cheers was as different a craft as had ever shown up at a starting line for a major race at that time. Besides being tiny in size and very lightweight, Cheers was a proa. Proa’s are an unusual and ancient sailing concept where the boat sails both directions and always keeps one side to the wind. This type of craft had not before been explored by modern sailors, yet she finished well in a race with many serious competitors, both monohull and multihull, many of them being much longer.

Cheers was an image of minimalism and creativity, but she carried her skipper, Tom Follett, round trip from St Croix, USVI to England, to Newport, RI, and back to St Croix; 9000 miles in 68 days sailing time, virtually trouble-free.

In a forward to the book “Project Cheers”, Blondie (H.G.) Hasler wrote:

“The 1968 Cheers project will stand as a perfect example of the sort of thing that the Single Handed Transatlantic Race was designed to encourage. I don’t know which to admire most: the extreme unorthodoxy of the boat’s conception, or the strength and simplicity of her construction; or perhaps her wild good looks; or the efficiency with which she was tested, modified, re-tested and then proof tested, or Tom Follett’s impeccable seamanship allied to his rudimentary ocean-going inventory...”

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