Onawa, a classic, wooden 12 meter built in 1928 and now co-owned by Alan Worden, President of Windwalker Real Estate, won the Classic Division of Nantucket Yacht Club’s 12 Meter Regatta sailed on August 16 and 17. In three races she finished first in each race. On Sunday, August 19, Onawa won the coveted 12 Meter Class of the 40th Anniversary Opera House Cup, one of the world’s premier wooden yacht races. Overall Onawa finished 7th of 51 entrants.
Built in 1928, Onawa was one of six , almost identical twelve meter yachts built for prominent members of the New York Yacht Club. Over the years, she has participated in the 2001 America’s Cup Jubilee in Cowes, England and the 2001 Classic Yacht Series in the Mediterranean.
Alan Worden is the President and founder of Windwalker Real Estate, which he founded in 2002. Alan is actively involved in managing the real estate business, directing Windwalker’s Nantucket real estate market research, and collaboratively advising clients of the firm.
Alan lives on the island with his two sons. He is a member of the Nantucket Yacht Club and is the former President of the Board of Nantucket Island Community Sailing, a non-profit providing access to sailing programs for hundreds of adults and children.