Yacht: Nyala

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Nyala was commissioned by FT Bedford, president of the Standard Oil Corporation. She was given as a wedding present to his daughter Lucy and her husband-to-be, Briggs Cunningham. He is thought to have invented the ‘Cunningham hole’ which we use to this day to provide luff tension in a mainsail.

Restored in 1996.

Attended the 2001 Jubilee regatta in Cowes.

Won the 12-Metre Worlds in Barcelona, July, 2014.

Nyala wintering in Cantiere Dell’ Argentario, 2016/7

Designer: Olin J Stephens
Type of Boat: 12-Metre
Year Built: 1938
Built By: Henry B Nevins Yard - City Island NY
LOA m / ft: 21.35m / 70'
LOD m / ft: 21.35m / 70'
LWL m / ft: 13.72m / 45'
Beam m / ft: 3.60m 3.6m / 11'8"
Draft m / ft: 2.67m / 8'7"
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Sail Stats 24.50sq.m / 263sq.ft

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