Commissioned in 1935 for £4,000 by the property developer John R Payne, to race at Cowes in the prestigious America’s Cup Regatta.(BCYC)
Following account courtesy of Linda Lovell
“My Grandfather (who was born in the 1890s) was Walter Paull of Flushing, Cornwall and he was a full time skipper for the Attorney General, Sir Hartley Shawcross from the early 30’s until the late 50’s.
In 1946 they won the Flushing Regatta with the yacht Caryl. The Vanity was purchased shortly after and this resulted in another win the following year. I have attached a photo of the commemorative mug.
Restored by Robert Daral and Jean-Paul Guillet who found Vanity V in St Malo in 1997.
Rebuilt in 1999 to the original Fife drawings by Guy Ribadeau Dumas (Ribadeau Website) and Chantier du Guip in Brest.
|Designer:||William Fife III|
|Type of Boat:||12-Metre|
|Built By:||Fife of Fairlie, Scotland|
|LOA m / ft:||21.5m / 70' 7"|
|LOD m / ft:||21.5m / 70'7"|
|LWL m / ft:||14m / 45' 11"|
|Beam m / ft:||3.6m / 12'|
|Draft m / ft:||2.75m / 9'|
|Sail Stats||Sail No: K5|
|Construction:||Mahogany planking over composite frames. Oregon pine deck|
|Displacement: 27 tons|