Yacht: Clarion of Wight

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In the year she was launched she was selected to represent the British Admiral’s Cup Team. She was successful in winning. She also won the Fastnet Race of that year, which was part of the Admiral’s Cup Series.

The boat was subsequently modified and the rudder was detached from the keel and hung from a skeg. The original rudder was reduced in size and became a trim tab. Nice idea.

The boat continued to enjoy a successful racing career. It is believed that Sir Edward Heath was introduced to ocean racing aboard this boat and subsequently order the design of Morning Cloud.

Information courtesy of http://sparkmanstephens.blogspot.it

Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
Type of Boat:
Rig: Bermudan Sloop
Year Built: 1963
Built By: Clare Lallow of Cowes
LOA m / ft: 13.28m / 43'6"
LOD m / ft: 13.28m / 43'6"
LWL m / ft: 9.14m / 30'
Beam m / ft: 3.32m / 10'11"
Draft m / ft: 2.1m / 6' 9"
Yard No:
Sail Stats 67 sq.m / 725 sq.ft
Construction: The backbone and deadwood are made from Afromosa. Frames are of Canadian rock elm. Planking is double mahogany. Fasteners are of copper and clinched.
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