Classic Sail features sail boats ranging from traditional working vessels and cruising sailboats, to exciting 15 Meter Class contenders of the past. Kathy Mansfield, whose work is found in nautical magazines, including WoodenBoat, Classic Boat, and Water Craft, brings together American and European boats in this very enjoyable pan-Atlantic collection of classic sail.
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Sailboats featured in this edition include:
≈ The 50’ Kismet was built in the Fife yard in Scotland in 1898 but later spent five decades in the mud in the east of England. After a four year restoration she is racing keenly in British and French regattas. She has a larch hull, mahogany topsides and interior, and oak and iroko frames.
≈ The 67’ yawl Black Watch was built at the famous Nevins Boatyard in 1938, designed by Olin Stephens of Sparkman & Stephens. She is double planked of cedar and mahogany with white oak frames, and still wins many races as here at the Castine Classics Regatta, followed by the Camden and Eggemoggin Reach Regattas.
≈ Dorothy is a 33’ Thames rater designed in 1894 by Linton Hope, built of teak planking on oak frames. She has a waterline length of 22’, narrow beam of 7’7” and draft of 3’11”. She sails here in the British Classic Yacht Regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight in England.
≈ Shenandoah of Sark is a steel 180’ three masted schooner that has circumnavigated the world many times, travelled 500 miles up the Amazon, explored the Niger and Congo rivers, and here sails at the Voiles de St Tropez in France. She was designed by Theodore Ferris, the only one of his designs still sailing, and built near Staten Island at the Townsend & Downey yard.
≈ Saskia is an 8 Meter class boat designed and built by William Fife in 1930. She won many regattas during her long life in Britain, another 50 years in Australia, and more recently back in Britain.
≈ Eleanora is a 162’ replica of the famous Herreshoff 1910 schooner Westward, built at the van de Graff shipyard in the Netherlands in 2000. Sadly she was sunk in 2022 by an offshore supply vessel in Port Tarragona, Spain when its engines got stuck in reverse. She has now been lifted and is being restored.
≈ Designed by Clinton Crane in 1937, Gleam is built of mahogany and cedar planking on oak for his own personal yacht. She was influential in the development of the 12 Meter Class, eventually becoming the America’s Cup class in 1958. Gleam has been well maintained throughout her life and here sails under new ownership at the Castine Classics Regatta in Maine.
≈ Bijou II is a 30 Square Meter class boat designed by Knut Reimers and built in Bodensee, Germany. She’s lean and low, 40’9” long but just 29’ on the waterline and with a beam of only 7’. She’s wet but she’s fast!
≈ This 45’ Sparkman & Stephens ketch, Mermaid, was launched in 1957 at Paul Luke & Sons in East Boothbay, Maine. She’s rather like a cruising version of an Olin Stephens New York 32, strongly built with a double planked hull, mahogany over cedar.
≈ These two P Class gaff sloops have been restored by John Anderson in Maine and are sailing in the Mediterranean regattas. Corinthian was designed by Nat Herreshoof in 1911 and Olympian was designed by William Gardner in 1913
≈ Scud is a Bar Harbor 31, one of 13 sloops built by Herreshoff in 1903 and recently restored by Federico Nardi at the Argentario boatyard in Italy. These yachts are double planked with diagonal bronze strapping
≈ The 94’ Sumurun was designed and built by William Fife in 1914, originally a gaff rigged yawl but later converted to a Bermudan ketch. Her hull is teak above the waterline, elm below on oak frames with a teak deck. Based for many years in Maine, she is now sailing in Mediterranean regattas.
≈ Tuiga was designed by William Fife in 1909, 92’ long with a beam of 14’, the first of the new 15 Meter class which were favoured by the most prominent sailors of the time. She is the flagship of the Yacht Club of Monaco and one of four 15 Metres still sailing, a magnificent sight.
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