Yacht: Birbona

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Commissioned by an Italian/Swiss owner she was launched as ‘Birba’.

Shortly after her name was changed to Birbona and was based at Portofino for many years.

Her 7/8th fractional rig was designed by well-known Danish sailing champion Paul Elvstrom, who also skippered her in the yachts first regattas.

Designer: A Vallicelli
Type of Boat:
Rig: Bermudan Sloop
Year Built: 1980
Built By: Petronio & Pecarich, Trieste, Italy
LOA m / ft: 10.3m / 35'
LOD m / ft: 9m / 27'
LWL m / ft: 8.08m / 26'3"
Beam m / ft: 3.4m / 11'2"
Draft m / ft: 1.89m / 6'2"
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Sail Stats Sail Area: 51.64 sq.m / 555 sq.ft
Construction: Triple layer of cross mahogany laminate planking red-glued to steel-reinforced Laripan or acacia laminate floor and frame timers and red cedar beams. The furnishings are in teak.
3/4 ton IOR sloop and raced in the Spirit Of Tradition Class in Classic Regattas.

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