They shouldn't have. Mr. Morton recovered, and the clan wanted its boat back. Finally, in 1980, after Bob had finished a career with the Navy and started a new company, he used his pension payout and the Mortons bought Brigadoon back.
She quickly returned to her winning ways. They campaigned her up and down the East Coast, and in 1982, she took home top honors at Newport Bermuda, beating thoroughbreds such as Nirvana, Carina, Kialoa III and Ondine on corrected time.