Jim and Pam VanDenBerg's F-36/39 SCREECH was launched in December at Leeside Marina in Fort Walton Beach. Jim and Pam built SCREECH in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and now plan on cruising through the winter, coming back to Green Bay via the east coast and Great Lakes next spring. The initial sail was 300 miles in 30 hours across the Gulf from Pensacola.
There are now eight F-36s sailing, with three Atlantic crossings, one voyage from New Zealand to Japan, and one complete circumnavigation to its credit.
SCREECH with the optional hardtop dodger/pilothouse installed
The builders - Jim and Pam VanDenBerg
Launching party, from left - Mike Brownell (red hat) neighbor and Stainless/aluminum fabricator of many
parts on the boat, Larry and Diane Van Beek - sailing friends from Green bay, Jim, Les Raduenz, Green
Bay sailing friend, John Jacques- Business partner of Jim's, Guy and Debbie Selsmeyer (Guy is
currently doing the Tornado US Olympic Trials), and Pam - Jim's boat building partner.
Dock side view
Navigation station, with passageway to aft cabin visible
Side view at the dock
Heading out - this is a big powerful boat