Yacht: Clarionet

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An iconic race winner by any standards, her light weight – for that period nevertheless belies the strength of Clarionet’s construction by Lallows and while the accommodation below is not luxurious there is space and the facilities sufficient to allow for more relaxed sailing. Nonetheless her reputation and capabilities are an undoubted inspiration to those with racing in mind and it is notable that Clarionet along with her sister ‘Roundabout’ figure – as the “Terrible Twins”  in Olin Steven’s “LINES- a half century of yacht designs” – with particular reference to the pioneering – and successful use of separated rudder and keel.

Racing Record

Clarionet has had a long and successful racing record from her first year 1966 when she won or came second in almost every race she took part in, including Cowes Week winner and first overall in the RORC 1966 St Malo Race. Some of her successes within the last 30 years include

– EAORA Overall Champion (IOR) – 1985

– EAORA Overall Champion (IOR) – 1986

– Overall winner RORC Channel Race (IOR) – 1987

(The race included a 42 strong Admiral’s Cup fleet)

– EAORA Overall Champion (CHS) – 1988

– Winner of EAORA Week – 1988

– Class winner Fastnet Race – 1987

– RORC Points Champion CHS Class 4 – 1989

– RORC Points Champion CHS Class 4 – 1990

– RORC Points Champion CHS Class 3 – 1992

– RORC Points Champion CHS Class 3 – 1993

– 4th Overall (all classes) Round Britain & Ireland – 1992

– 4th Overall (all classes) Fastnet Race – 1995

– Class winner in Fastnet Race – 2001

– RORC Points Champion IRC Class 3 – 2008

– 3rd in Class Fastnet Race – 2009

For Sale (2012)

Information courtesy of The British Classic Yacht Club

Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
Type of Boat:
Rig: Bermudan Sloop
Year Built: 1966
Built By: Lallows of Cowes, UK
LOA m / ft: 11.2m / 39'10"
LOD m / ft: 11.2m / 39'10"
LWL m / ft: 8.1m / 26'8"
Beam m / ft: 3m / 9'11"
Draft m / ft: 1.9m / 6'2"
Yard No:
Sail Stats
Construction: Built to the light displacement of 6.4 tonnes and with an underwater configuration of separate keel and rudder.

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