Yacht: Belmore

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Belmore was one of the few yachts to conform to both the RORC and the American CCA rulebooks.   She raced in the 1958 Bermuda Race.

November 2006 – being restored at Kemp’s Quay on the Itchen River.  Drawings etc. in Appendix to later editions of Illingworth’s book ‘Offshore’/’Further Offshore’.

A narrative of her participation in the 1960 Bermuda and Transatlantic Races was written by Erroll Bruce, her skipper: ‘When the Crew Matter Most’.

Information courtesy of James Steele

Designer: John Illingworth
Type of Boat:
Rig: Bermudan Sloop
Year Built: 1958
Built By: Aeromarine of Emsworth
LOA m / ft: 11m / 36'4"
LOD m / ft: 11m / 36'4"
LWL m / ft: 8.1m / 26'6"
Beam m / ft: 2.9m / 9'6"
Draft m / ft: 1.82m / 6'
Yard No:
Sail Stats
Construction: Carvel hull, larch & mahogany planks on rock elm frames; ply deck.

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