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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.
|Designer:||Olin J Stephens|
|Type of Boat:||12-Metre|
|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"|
|Sail Stats||24.50sq.m / 263sq.ft|