The other day, I found on the Steve Lirakis blog these two photos of a long time ago. Circus-Maximus was the third large size ULDB ( Ultra Light Displacement Boat) built in the world. Coming after Infidel, aka Ragtime in New Zealand, and soon after Merlin on the West Coast. The photo gives you an idea of how light she is at 66'-6". The other image shows the two owners, Don Ritter and John Raby.
on her way to an upwind race, for a first to finish in Bermuda.
Below picture. Circus Maximus. Antigua race Week.
Precursor no.1, Infidel by John Spencer of New -Zealand.
Later named Ragtime.
Precursor no.2, Merlin by Bill Lee of Santa C
And no.3, Circus Maximus.
Yes, it seems this is going backwards now, but here s a beginning and there is an end. Following is the first article about CM.