Yacht: Candida

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Astra and Candida, Guillaume Plisson

Astra and Candida, Guillaume Plisson

 

Candida was built for H A Andreae as part of the 23-Metre Class. A year later she was changed to the ‘J’ Class Rating, had a metal mast, increased weight in the keel and obtained good results.

Nicholson converted Candida into a yawl called ‘Norlanda’ for the new owner,

Eventually restored in 1989 at the Cantieri Navali Beconcini, La Spezia, Italy. She first came back onto the racing scene at the Nioulargue of 1991 where she was up against her old rivals, Astra and Endeavour.

She attended the classic regatta in Imperia in 2004.

Attended the Spetses Regatta in Greece in 2011 and 2012.

Designer: Charles Ernest Nicholson
Type of Boat: 23-Metre
Rig: Bermudan Cutter
Year Built: 1929
Built By: Camper & Nicholson, Gosport, UK
LOA m / ft: 36.15m / 117' 2
LOD m / ft: /
LWL m / ft: / Originally: 79' 4 Now: 79' 9
Beam m / ft: 6.25m / Originally: 20' 5 Now: 20' 6
Draft m / ft: 4.80m / Originally: 13' Now: 15' 8
Yard No: 362
Sail Stats Sail Area: 692 sq.m
Construction: Mahogany planking on composite steel frames with a yellow pine deck.
Other:
174 tons originally

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