Sail #: KC2372
Skipper: LCdr Christopher Maier
Province/State: British Columbia – Actually Canada
Yacht Club: Canadian Forces Sailing Association Esquimalt
Type: CS 36
Designer: Raymond Wall
Builder: Canadian Sailcraft
ORC GPH: 663
LOA: 11.130m
Beam: 3.510m
Draft: 1.930m
Tuna is one of two CS 36 Sailboat operated by the Royal Canadian Navy’s Naval Fleet School Pacific. Her mission is to provide Sail Training Opportunities to summer students and students waiting for formal trades training. HMCSTV Tuna was commissioned in 1985 and served the East Coast since joining her sister ship Goldcrest on the West Coast in 2017.
Tuna raced and trained extensivley taking part in races to Bermuda, St John’s and St Pierre as well as Chester Race Week and Marblehead.
She is the second RCN ship to hold the name Tuna. The first Tuna was the sailing sloop Seeraubertaken which was transferred to the RCN as a war prize from the German Navy after the Second World War.