Built for the Americas Cup in 1962 she was one of the last 12-Metre yachts to be built out of wood. ‘Gretel’ was Australia’s first attempt to win the America’s Cup, and, to the best of my knowledge, the first 12-Metre Class boat designed in Australia, as well as Allan Payne’s first 12-Metre design. (Keith Jenkins)
2005 – restored in Argentario Shipyard, Italy.
Back in Australia in November 2012.
|Type of Boat:||12-Metre|
|Built By:||Halvorsen, Ryde, Sydney, Australia|
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|Sail Stats||Sail No. KA 1 - F5|
|Construction:||Carvel timber planked on laminated frames; lead ballast keel|