Commissioned by an Italian/Swiss owner she was launched as ‘Birba’.
Shortly after her name was changed to Birbona and was based at Portofino for many years.
Her 7/8th fractional rig was designed by well-known Danish sailing champion Paul Elvstrom, who also skippered her in the yachts first regattas.
|Type of Boat:|
|Built By:||Petronio & Pecarich, Trieste, Italy|
|LOA m / ft:||10.3m / 35'|
|LOD m / ft:||9m / 27'|
|LWL m / ft:||8.08m / 26'3"|
|Beam m / ft:||3.4m / 11'2"|
|Draft m / ft:||1.89m / 6'2"|
|Sail Stats||Sail Area: 51.64 sq.m / 555 sq.ft|
|Construction:||Triple layer of cross mahogany laminate planking red-glued to steel-reinforced Laripan or acacia laminate floor and frame timers and red cedar beams. The furnishings are in teak.|
|3/4 ton IOR sloop and raced in the Spirit Of Tradition Class in Classic Regattas.|