Yacht: Clarity

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Built as one in a series of four 6-Metre yachts by the Thornycroft team to a single Fife design for a William Vett from Copenhagen.   She was launched as ‘Bonzo’ named after a turn-of-the-century cartoon character dog and Vett sailed her to win Silver Medal at the 1924 Olympics in France with Knud Degn and Christian Moller as crew.

In 1926 she participated in the Scandinavian Gold Cup. In the 1930’s and early 1940’s she was owned by Jens Jespersen. In 1980 she was restored in Maine, USA to be a spectator boat at the 1983 America’s Cup. However, on completion of the restoration she was being transported on a trailer where she bounced and came loose. She sustained major damage to her frames.

In 1998 she was re-launched and participated in the Newport Classic Regatta where her bad luck continued. She was hit beam on by a Concordia Yawl and she eventually got back onto the water again in 2000.

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Designer: William Fife III
Type of Boat: 6-Metre
Year Built: 1924
Built By: Thornycroft
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Yard No: 722
Sail Stats Sail No. D 22

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