Class: California 32

Designed in 1936 by Nicholas Potter, who was known as the ‘Herreshoff of the West’, the ‘Cal-32’ had the reputation of being a formidable racer and a comfortable cruiser. A total of eight of these bermudan sloops were built between the mid 1930’s and the mid 1960’s, with six or seven still surviving. They proved a successful design and dominated the west coast racing for more than 15 years winning 14 out of 16 ‘Sir Thomas Lipton Cups’; from 1948 to 1964.

“‘Cholita’, ‘Altamar’, ‘Tempest’, ‘Escapade’ and ‘Amorita’ were built before World War II. They were succeeded post war by ‘Atorrante’ and ‘Andale’.” – Information courtesy of the Sandeman Yacht Company.

‘Escapade’ is said to have been lost off Hawaii.

‘Altamar’ is in need of saving (2016).

Altamar

Altamar

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LOA m / ft: 14m/46'
LOD m / ft: 14m/46'
LWL m / ft: 9.8m/32'
Beam m / ft: 3.3m/10'9"
Draught m / ft: 2.1m/6'9"
Sail Area 81 sq.m/871 sq.ft
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Boat List: Altamar
Amorita
Andale
Cholita
Pegaso