Monaco Classic Week 2007
02 Aug 2010 10:51
Copyright: monacoeye • 16 September 2007 • Monaco • Do not copy without permission.
Yacht name: Wayfarer
Length: 77 ft ?
A commenter below was interested in finding out more about this beautiful classic sailing yacht, called Wayfarer, registered in London, which his father worked on in the sixties.
13 Jan 2008 12:03
13 Jan 2008 11:57
19 Nov 2007 11:37
Yacht name: America (replica)
Builder: Goody & Stevens
Architect: Olin Stephens • Sparkman & Stephens
Yacht name: America (original)
Length LOA: 21 m
Year: 1851 - 1945
Architect: George Steers
Builder: William H Brown, New York
The original America won the 1851 One Hundred Guinea Cup around the Isle of Wight, defeating 14 British yachts, for a syndicate from the New York Yacht Club. Her reverse bow, and sails laced to the mast, served as an inspiration to British designers for 25 years. She took part in the first America's Cup in 1870, coming 4th. Her last race was in 1901, after which she slowly fell into disrepair. She ended her days burned for firewood in 1945.
In 1967, the replica America was built by Sparkman & Stephens. It featured in a commercial for Schaffer brewery before being sold as a private yacht.
18 Nov 2007 00:31
Yacht name: Partridge
LOA: 21.88 m - 71 ft 8 • LOD: 14.9 m - 49 ft 2 • LWL: 12.7 m - 41 ft 7
Builder: Camper & Nicholson
Design: J Beavor-Webb
Alex Laird & Peter Saxby found Partridge lying on her side in Tollesbury in 1979. After some detective work, which revealed her history and pedigree, restoration was started and finally completed in 1997.
18 Nov 2007 00:31
Yacht name: Ivanhoe • Esp 3131
Length: 21.2 m
Design: Tore Holm, Sweden
Ivanhoe was first sailed in the Med by King Constantine of Greece. She then moved to Spain, winning the Trofeo Almirante Conde de Barcelona regularly over the years. In 2002 she was restored to her original glory by her current owner.
18 Nov 2007 00:31
Yacht name: Emilia • I 2 • 12 metre rule
LOA: 21 m
LWL: 16.4 m
Builder: Cantieri Attilio Costaguta, Genova Voltri
Emilia was the second Herreshoff "Twelve", to be built in Italy. The first was La Spina, built by Baglietto of Varazze. The 12mR class was created in 1906, and adapted right until 1987 - it includes the America's Cup boats from 1958 to 87.
The boats are not 12 metres in length - 12 is the maximum product of the equation (L+2d-F+√S)/2.37 where L is waterline, d is difference of skin girth and chain girth, F is Freeboard area and S is Sail area …
18 Nov 2007 00:28
18 Nov 2007 00:02
13 Nov 2007 19:45
13 Nov 2007 19:37
Yacht name: Bona Fide • # 54
Length (LOA): 13.6 m • LOD: 8.8 m - 29 ft
Designer: Charles Sibbick
Builder: Albert Yard, Cowes
The fast Bona Fide won the 5 to 10 ton class in the 1900 Paris Olympics. She was recently restored in Italy at the Cantieri Navale dell'Argentario, where most of her structural woodwork was replaced.
13 Nov 2007 19:34
13 Nov 2007 19:33
Yacht name: Tuiga
Waterline Length: 15.68 m • 51 ft 5 - Deck length: 23.18 m • 76 ft - Rigging length: 27.36 m • 89 ft 8
Builder: William Fife
Refit: 1993 Duncan Walker • Fairlie Restorations
Tuiga's first owner was the Duke of Medinacelli, a close friend of Alphonse XIII, King of Spain. William Fife designed Tuiga as a copy of the Spanish royal yacht Hispania, to race against her. Bought in 1995 by Prince Albert for the Yacht Club de Monaco, Tuiga is now the YCM's proud flagship.
13 Nov 2007 18:13
Yacht name: Talisman (Latona & Caprichio earlier)
LOA: 76 ft 8 • 23.4 m (new bowsprit) - LWL: 49 ft 2 • 15 m
Year: 1919 - 1920
Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen
Design: Henry Rasmussen
Recent restorations for this early steel-hulled Bermuda ketch were carried out at Conrad Shipyard, Gdansk, in 2006, and Stockholm, 2004. Talisman's official site has a full history of the yacht here.
13 Nov 2007 18:01
13 Nov 2007 16:35
13 Nov 2007 16:33
Yacht name: Marilee • NY50
Deck Length: 59 ft • Waterline: 40 ft
Design & Build: Nathanael Herreshoff
Restoration: William Cannell Boatbuilding (2001)
Marilee is one of four remaining New York Yacht Club 40's, known as the Fighting Forties. She was faithfully restored in Maine in 2001. Her sisterships are Rowdy, Typhoon ex Maisie and Rugosa.
13 Nov 2007 12:45
Yacht name: Cambria • K4
LOD: 113 ft 9
Builder: William Fife • Fairlie
Built in 1928, by William and RB Fife, in Fairlie on the Clyde, as the first of a new generation of 23m class, "Big Class" cutters. Cambria only joined the J class in 2003, unlike Astra and Candida, two other 23m yachts from the same era which joined in 1933.
13 Nov 2007 12:12
Yacht name: Lulworth
Length overall: 151 ft 10 • 46.3 m - Deck Length: 37.2 m • 122 ft - Waterline: 26.6 m • 87 ft 2
Year: 1920 • Refit: 2006
Builder: White Brothers, Southampton
Architect: Herbert White
Photo: October 2007 • Monaco Classic Week 2007
Photo: October 2006 • St Tropez Regatta & Monaco Yacht Show
Lulworth, originally one of the most successful big class gaff cutters, was relaunched in May 2006. She has been beautifully restored, in Viareggio, Italy. The mast is 52 m high.
Lulworth belonged to the 23m International Rule of 1907 . As with the other Metre Rule classes, for example the 6m and 12m classes, the number did not refer to the length of the boat but was the product of a formula which included the waterline length, girth, and sail area. Some of the other 23m "Big Class" yachts - White Heather II, Britannia, Cambria, Candida and Astra - were later converted to the J class. This evenly matched racing class from the American Universal Rule encompassed boats between 76 and 87 ft in waterline length, 120 ft length over all, and less than 160 tons displacement.
13 Sep 2007 17:44
13 Sep 2007 17:17
Name: A88 • Three point hydroplane • 135 cubic inch class
Builder: Ventnor USA
Design: Rich Hallet
Engine: 2.3 l Ford Offenhauser 8V
Restoration: Circolo Nautico Italiano
The A88 was originally built for Colonel Holmes of the US V2 salvage unit in Paris, then sold to Philippe Enthoven, who went on to win the German championship on Lake Constance in 1954. During speed trials later that year in Austria, it reached 128 kmph, a world record for the class, but unfortunately the shaft broke in the official trial.
Ventnor was the preeminent US racing name of the first half of the twentieth century, winning most of the US speed races. Other Ventnor racers include Wings • Tempo V • Juno • Hi-Ho II • Emancipator VII • My Sin • So Long • Eagle • Miss Peps V • Lady Glen IV • Senorita • Emancipator III
The yard closed in 1967, though some design features were incorporated into the Chris Craft Cobra. (Source: on boat)
10 Sep 2007 11:13
Yacht name: R/S Eden
Formerly: Fulmara • Paget • Niki I • Luisa II • Carmac III • Leonore • Janidore
Length: 167 ft 3 • 51 m
Builder: Defoe Boat
Architect: John H Wells
Refit: Rainsford Saunders Design
Janidore was built in 1930 by Defoe in Michigan, with an original length of 142 ft. In 1966, as Niki I, she was rebuilt by Merril Stevens and lengthened with a swept stern. In 2006 she was given a completely new 1930s restyling by RSD and Axel Vervoordt in Turkey and lengthened again at the bow. The result is a far more elegant yacht which successfully evokes a bygone era.
10 Mar 2007 11:36
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13 Sep 2006 13:16
Yacht name: Over the Rainbow
Formerly: Janetha IV
Length: 114 ft 8 • 35 m
Builder: Dickie & Sons
Interior design: Jean-Michel Folon
Photo: monacoeye • 2006 - 2007 • Nice – Monaco
Over The Rainbow was lovingly restored by Jean-Michel Folon, the celebrated Belgian cartoonist who died in 2006.