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Built according to the 2nd International Rule she was one of six 12-Metre yachts built for American owners.
Burgess built the hulls of the six yachts identically. However, he experimented when it came to the rig of each yacht, purposely building each one differently. This was particularly evident with regard to the area of the genoa triangle in relation to the mainsail triangle.
Thus the Anitra received a relatively small headsail area, but a considerably larger mainsail cloth in comparison to the other five yachts.
The goal here was to carry out practical tests for the optimal rig proportions during regatta sailing, in what were otherwise identical yachts.
Restoration in 2002 in Newport, Rhode Island.
1st in the 12-Metre Class of Europe Week 2014.
|Designer:||William Starling Burgess|
|Type of Boat:||12-Metre|
|Built By:||Abeking & Rasmussen, Bremen, Germany|
|LOA m / ft:||21.09m / 69'2"|
|LOD m / ft:||21.09m / 69'2"|
|LWL m / ft:||13.03m / 42'7"|
|Beam m / ft:||3.87m / 12'7"|
|Draft m / ft:||2.58m / 8'4"|
|Sail Stats||Sail No: US 5|
|Construction:||Wood on steel frames. Every second frame throughout the entire length of the yacht, including the floor plates, is made of galvanised steel.|