Yacht: Siandra

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Siandra won the Sydney – Hobart race twice. Once in 1958 and the second time in 1960. Her first win was the second time the yacht had entered and she was a hot favourite amongst the fleet, and won in mildly dramatic circumstances, as reported in Seacraft’s January 1959 issue.

“The race was sailed in relatively easy conditions, but Siandra’s progress remained a mystery as her radio had gone ‘on the blink’ shortly after the start.   The race lead changed many times, and the Halvorsen Brothers on Anitra V appeared to be the likely winner until Siandra appeared on the Derwent, ‘out of the blue’ to take handicap honours by 34 minutes”.

Designer: Arthur Robb
Type of Boat: Lion Class
Rig: Bermudan Sloop
Year Built: 1956
Built By: Ron Swanson
LOA m / ft: 10.73m/35'2"
LOD m / ft: 10.73m/35'2"
LWL m / ft: 7.31m/24'
Beam m / ft: 2.67m/8'75"
Draft m / ft: 1.72m/5'6"
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Construction: Hull material and construction: timber; carvel; beech planking on spotted gum frames; cast bronze and grown floors; combination of monel screw and copper clenched/roved fastenings Deck material and construction: timber plywood; sheathed in Dynel in 1985 & 'Franklin Gothic Book', Cabin or superstructure material and construction timber planked; teak planking; brass screw fastenings and epoxy adhesives.

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