Yacht: Kyria

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Kyria was the last Six Metre designed by Nicholson and was built for Air Commodore John Charles (Paddy) Quinnell in the year 1947 (5th month).  Whilst serving in WWI John Charles Quinnell was mentioned in Despatches for his services with No 7 Sqn and received the DFC whilst commanding No 104 Sqn.  Upon retiring in 1945 he returned to his first love….yachting, taking part in numerous races.  He was the Commodore of the Royal Southern Yacht Club 1949 – 1950 and Rear Commodore of the Royal Thames Yacht Club 1956 – 1957.

More information at www.kyria6mr.co.uk

Kyria racing at the First Six Metre British Open Championships in Cowes, 1985

March, 2017 – Under restoration

Designer: Charles Ernest Nicholson
Type of Boat: 6-Metre
Rig: Bermudan Sloop
Year Built: 1947
Built By: Camper & Nicholsons, Gosport, UK
LOA m / ft: 11.43m / 37'6"
LOD m / ft: 11.43m / 37'6"
LWL m / ft: 7.32m / 24'
Beam m / ft: 1.83m / 6'
Draft m / ft: 1.66m / 5'54"
Yard No: 735
Sail Stats Sail Area: 449.5 sq.ft / 41.7 sq.m Sail No: K71
Construction: Double skinned – carvel outer skin and diagonal inner skin. Honduras Mahogany planking on Canadian Rock Elm ribs.
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