Yacht: Argyll

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Said to be based on an Olin Stephens design (No. 381) ‘Gesture’ from 1947 which had won the Newport – Bermuda race.  Commissioned by William T Moore who sailed and raced her for 25 years until his death. Won the Newport – Bermuda Race outright in 1950.

More recently owned by the Welsh comedian/actor Griff Rhys Jones and raced competitively in the Mediterranean classic yacht regattas from 2010 onwards.  In 2013 Griff Rhys Jones organised an S&S yawl event in June on the island of Elba, quickly nicknamed ‘Yawlba’.  5 yawls turned up to the first event which Argyll won.

More information can be found at the yachts website.

The start of 2015 saw Argyll join the Panerai Transat Classique and finish a very respectable second on handicap only to be beaten by the 39 m 1929 Fife design Altair in a crossing that boasted schooner weather.

Next, Antigua Classics and the Fastnet Race.

Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
Type of Boat: S&S Yawl
Rig: Bermudan Yawl
Year Built: 1948
Built By: Simms Brothers, Massachusetts, USA
LOA m / ft: 17.50m / 57'4"
LOD m / ft:
LWL m / ft: 12.19m / 40'
Beam m / ft: 3.90m / 12'9"
Draft m / ft: 2.6 / 8'5"
Yard No:
Sail Stats Sail No: 125
Construction: Double planked mahogany on white oak, monel fastened with teak decks and mahogany brightwork.
S&S Desig No: 628

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