Yacht: Landfall

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Commissioned by Guy Rex, she was the first Sparkman & Stephens buiilt for a client outside the US.   Originally a yawl, she was later converted to a sloop.

“This pretty yawl was designed in 1934 and built in Tasmania. One can easily see the influence of Dorade (design #7) and Stormy Weather (design #27) in her hull shape and how she fills the gap between these two early designs and Sonny (design #94) and Skylark (design #146), yet to be designed. Looking at the length/beam of these 5 designs, she’s narrow; proportionally almost as narrow as Dorade”, www.sparkmanstephens.blogspot.com

(2008)  She has an electric engine, removable wind turbine and strongrope sail handling systems.

Information courtesy of Michael Strong

Landfall has competed in the Sydney/Hobart race 4 times, finishing seventh in 1952, retired in 1954, and competed again in 1976, when she was 40, where she finished 52nd overall. In 2014 she returned for her fourth event and had to disappointingly retire from the race with sail damage that left her floundering at the back of the fleet.

She intends to participate once again in the 2015 edition.

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Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
Type of Boat:
Rig: Bermudan Sloop
Year Built: 1934
Built By: Percy Coverdale
LOA m / ft: 13.4m / 44'
LOD m / ft: 13.4m / 44'
LWL m / ft: 10m / 32'9"
Beam m / ft: 3m / 9' 9"
Draft m / ft: 2m / 6'6"
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Sail Stats
Construction: Huon pine planking on huon pine frames. Alloy spars, strongrope dynex dux rigging.
Design No: 54

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