Argos is a fast, comfortable, seaworthy craft that swept the boards in the many regattas she entered. Based in Spain, she has spent her entire life in the Mediterranean and has cruised as far as Morocco and Turkey. Argos has competed in numerous editions of the Trofeo Almirante Conde de Barcelona and has been overall winner in the Spanish Rute de la Sal race. A regular at the Copa del Rey de Barcos de Época at Mahon, in 2012, she won her category and also made it to the podium at the Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca regattas. In 2014, Argos went to Le Vele d’Epoca di Imperia for the second time. She is built from mahogany planking over a mahogany frame and has iroko interiors.
Argyll is owned by well-known Welsh actor, writer and TV presenter Griffith ‘Griff’ Rhys Jones who also owns Undina, a 1956 Abeking & Rasmussen. She was design no. 628 to emerge from Sparkman & Stephens’ New York studio and in shape and proportions is reminiscent of the famous Bolero, designed the same year. Argyll underwent significant renovations in England in the noughties, involving the replacement of all her frame timbers and 80% of her mahogany planking. Her interiors, on the other hand, were also adapted to ensure that she would provide comfortable cruising in the Mediterranean. In 2010, the yawl competed in several rounds of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, not least Les Voiles d’Antibes and Les Régates Royales de Cannes.
Participaciones a Clasicas :
- Voiles de Saint Tropez : 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
- Classique de Porquerolles : 2015, 2016, 2017,2018
- Trophée du Bailly de Suffren : 2017, 2018
Programa 2019 :
- Classique de Porquerolles (al principio de junio)
- Trophée du Bailly de Suffren (al fin de junio)
- Voiles de Saint Tropez (al fin de septiembre)
- Vela Clasica de Menorca (al fin de agosto)
El Calima cuenta con dos cumpleaños. El primero, su botadura en 1970 tras ser construido en los Astilleros Carabela con un diseño de Sparkman & Stephens. El segundo, en 1999 tras ser adquirido por Javier Pujol Usandizaga. Gracias a las mejoras conseguidas y a la pericia de sus marineros, el Calima cuenta con el honor de haber conquistado en 2001 la Fasnet Race en su clase.
Chinook (sail number NY-48), ex Pauline, is a NY 40, one of the so-called ‘Fighting Forties’. A total of 14 examples of this class were commissioned between 1916 and 1926 by members of the New York Yacht Club. Just four are still afloat, including Rowdy (1916) and Marilee (1926). The latter and Chinook are the only gaff cutter-rigged versions. Chinook was built simultaneous to 11 other identical NY40s in just six months between 1915 and 1916.
Purchased in March 2010 in Newport by Irish skipper Jonathan Greenwood and Sandra Ugolini, Chinook was cargo- shipped to Genoa and then Bizerta in Tunisia. Her next owner, Graham Walker, who had already won the Trofeo Panerai on several occasions with Rowdy, sold her on to London-based Paolo Zannoni, who sailed her to victory in the Vintage category of the 2014 Trofeo Panerai.
Comet’s design was inspired by Stormy Weather and Skylark both of which also emerged from the Sparkman & Stephens studio in New York. Her first owner was a Chicago-based lawyer called John P. Wilson who sailed her on the Great Lakes. In the 1970s, however, the yawl completed a four-year round the world voyage. In 2002, Comet’s new owner Peter Wood had her shipped from the US to Britain. There, she was restored at the Gweek Boatyard in Cornwall in line with her original plans and renamed Cometa. Transferred to the Mediterranean, she won the Porquerolles Classic in 2007, before being sold to a Swiss owner in 2012 who returned her to her original name of Comet.
Shipped from USA to Gweek Quay Boatyard in Cornwall for restoration in 2004. She had new masts fitted and was renamed ‘Cometa‘. ‘Classic Boat’ magazine showed her refit in November 2004 with Olin Stephens having come aboard himself for the launch! 2007 – New ownership 2012 – New ownership and reverted back to the original name ‘Comet’ Based in Barcelona at the Real Club Nautico and will be participating in the classic regattas in the Med in the coming years .(Nov, 2012)
Participated in the 2013 Yawlba event on Elba island with 4 other S & S yawls.
Like Artica II, Caroly, Chaplin, Sagittario, Capricia and Stella Polare, the Rorc Class 1 Corsaro II belongs to the Italian Navy and is used as a training vessel for the cadets of the Livorno Naval Academy. Commissioned by the Navy itself and under the command of the then-Commander Agostino Straulino, she finished fourth in the Transpac (Los Angeles to Honolulu) in 1961 and took line honours in the Honolulu-Kauai Island. In 1962, Corsaro II raced in the Newport-Bermuda (finishing fifth) and won the Torbay-Rotterdam. In 1963, she was ninth in the Annapolis-Newport and second in the Transat (to Europe). She has competed widely across the world: from Cowes Week to the Fastnet, the Lisbon-Bermuda (winning her class in 1964), the Buenos Aires-Rio de Janeiro and the Sydney-Hobart.
Built from aluminium, Emeraude is one of top-winning yachts in the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, having triumphed in the Classic category on three occasions (2006, 2007 and 2010). A prototype built for a French owner wanting to race in the Ior class, Emeraude has competed in both the Admiral’s Cup (1977) and the Sardinia Cup (1980). She has also sailed in the Adriatic and taken part in regattas such as the Pesaro-Rovigno-Pesaro, the Transadriatica (2003) and the Settimana Velica di Trieste (2005).
In 2011 she finished first in her class in the Racing Division at Les Voiles d’Antibes and 13th in the Giraglia. In August the same year, she also won the Atlantic Trophée, a 1,250-mile race between Horta (the Azores) and Douarnenez (France) as well as Les Régates du Crouesty. Her Paduan owner Vittorio Cavazzana takes around 40 sailing trainees aboard her each year.
In 1932 fisherman Peder Nielsen gave order to have a boat built to K. Christensen & Co. in Moen/Risør in Norway. The boat was given the name Eos, after the Greek goddess of dawn, and was registered AA-7TØ. It was used for shrimp fishing off Rægevig on the island Tromøy near Arendal.
At the end of World War II German soldiers confiscated the boat and used it to flee from Norway to Germany. Later the boat was found again abandoned in Denmark.
In 1964 Eos got fitted out for herring fishing. The old 1-cylinder 2-stroke Rapp semi diesel was exchanged for a Lister Blackstone 4-cylinder 4-stroke, the mast was shortened, a mizzen mast was added and the wheelhouse was lowered.
In the Norwegian fishing fleet registry Eos was mentioned as a fishing vessel until 1978. At that moment she was the largest fishing boat of Tromøy.
For as far as we found out, Eos was sold to sea scouts in Oslo in 1978 and later to a group of scuba divers. Somewhere in the eighties a Swedish actor bought the boat and took her to Copenhagen where he used her as a second home. At some time the boat was taken over by the harbour as payment for overdue berthing fees.
Next Eos was used as a “social project” for unemployed youngsters, until the subsidy flow ceased. She was left to waste away in Christianshavnkanal in Copenhagen.
In 1989 Eos was found and bought by us. We did some provisional repairs so she could sail (motor) again and we sailed her to Holland. And there the long story of the restoration started.
This wooden yacht was built to the IOR for a group of Barcelona businessmen and spent most of her time in the Mediterranean and Atlantic. In 2003, her new owners, the Pella brothers of Barcelona, treated her to major renovations that allowed her to participate in numerous veteran and classic boat rallies, in which she performed brilliantly. Galvana won her class at the 2005 Argentario Sailing Week and finished second the next year and third in 2007. She won her class (Classic Marconi A) in the Les Voiles de Saint Tropez in 2008 and took overall victory in the Classic category at the Règates Royales de Cannes.
Gipsy fue el único barco de uso civil que se construyó en el astillero Echevarrieta y Larrinaga de Cádiz para un uso eminentemente militar. Entre los años 2002 y 2006, fue restaurado fiel a sus orígenes.
Splashed as Giralda, Giraldilla (sail number ESP 1262) was renamed by her second owner, Manuel Lapiche. She has changed hands a total of eight times. This Marconi yawl now belongs to the Real Fundación Hispania de Barcos de Época along with Hispania, the 1909 International 15-Metre Class onced owned by King Alfonso XIII of Spain. In 2004, Giraldilla’s structures and stern were restored by the Navaltinoc yard at Cartagena in Spain and her old fibreglass deck laid in 1963 was also removed. Giraldilla took part in the 1963 Fastnet and has won the Classic category of the Trofeo Almirante Conde de Barcelona no less than five times (2004/06/07/09/10) and the Regata dos Palos at Cadiz twice (2014/15) in addition to attending the Semana Clasica at Puerto Sherry and Monaco Classic Week (2015).
Hallowe’en is a Marconi cutter inspired by the lines of the International 15-metre Classes. She not only won the Fastnet but also set an as yet unbroken record for the race in the year she was launched. Hallowe’en later spent time in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, and, under the name Magda XII, in Norway.
There Prince Olaf, the future King of Norway, was often a guest aboard. Between the 1940s and 50s, she sailed in America as Cotton Blossom IV, winning numerous regattas. During the 1980s, she was restored by the Classic Boat Museum in Newport, to which she’d been donated.
In the course of her long career Hallowe’en has been converted from a Marconi cutter to a gaff cutter and then a yawl. In 1993, she was converted back to a Marconi cutter during a restoration job at Barcelona. In 1999 she was sold to a Dutch owner. She has been owned by an Irishman since 2007. Fife himself described Hallowe’en as “perfect, a gem”.
Este cutter de 19 metros, se construyo en el astillero Percy Vos Ltd en Auckland y fue botado en 1952. Fue el barco insignia del R.N.Z.Y.E. (Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron) entre 1961 y 1987, ganando casi todos los trofeos en la clase "A". Hay una escultura de bronce del Kahurangi en la entrada del Club.
En 1967 tomo parte en la mítica "Sidney-Hobart" y a continuación, en otras muchas regatas oceánicas entre Nueva Zelanda, Australia, las Islas Cook, las Fiji, Tasmania y Nueva Caledonia, ostentando el récord de la travesía en varias de ellas durante muchos años.
Durante esos años, Kahurangi tuvo entre sus tripulantes a algunos regatistas de fama mundial. El neozelandés Peter Blake, probablemente uno de los mejores que haya habido nunca y el francés Alain Colas, que años mas tarde conseguiría el Récord de la Vuelta al Mundo en Solitario, fueron solo algunos de ellos.
El Kahurangi partio de Nueva Zelanda en 1977, y aun se le recuerda después de tantos años. En el distrito Manurewa de Auckland, una calle hace honor a su nombre (Kahurangi Place).
Kahurangi fue diseñado por Arthur C. Robb para Lawrence D. Nathan. Lawrwnce era bisnieto de David Nathan (1816-1885), el pionero fundador de la empresa familiar "L. D. Nathan Co. Ltd (una de las primeras compañías establecidas en Nueva Zelanda.
Robb utilizo las reglas de la clase "12 metros" como base para su diseño. En los primeros diseños que dibujo, el barco media 55 pies de eslora pero vio los planos Doug Bremner (quien seria su primer capitán) y le dijo a Robb que el barco parecía como si le hubiesen cortado. Robb le contesto "eso tiene fácil arreglo" y con un un lápiz y una goma añadió cuatro pies a la proa y tres en la popa. Ciertamente, tanto el diseño final como el propio barco son muy elegantes.
Designed by architects Joubert and Nivelt, the hull of this unit is beautiful, with sleek and resolutely modern lines.
The idea behind the design of the Tofinou 9.5 was that its extreme simplicity allows for apprehension-free solitary navigations and also permits serene outings with family or friends. Therefore, the halyards and the sheets return within the helmsman’s reach in the middle of the cockpit and the furling jib is self-tacking. All the blocks are masked beneath a superb and entirely removable varnished mahogany coaming.I
Equipped with a standard carbon mast, a lifting keel and a 14CH engine, the Tofinou 9.5 is a fast sailboat, with great stability and a smooth helm. Thanks to its deep keel ending with a bulb, the boat remains stiff under sail and offers all the sensations of a large sailboat.
929 - 1938 Marquis Franco Spinola, admiral of the Italian Navy and representative of one of the most outstanding families of Genoa - name: La Spina - home port: Santa Margherita Ligure (Italy) - Rig: Bermudan sloop. The owner interest was more in seafaring than racing and particular care has been devoted to the boat's internal accommodation and fitting, with view her being used as an habitable cruiser as well as a racer.
The accommodation comprises a handsome saloon, an owner's cabin, lavatory and bathroom. The joinery work of mahogany and maple was especially admirable. The crew space comprised a skipper's cabin and berths for four hands. Immediately after launching, the vessel sailed to Genoa, escorted by the 8-metre Bamba and Vega both entrants in the International Week regatta at Genoa.
The occasion special for the opening of the new head office at the Yacht Club Italiano in presence of the Italian Royal family. The location of the Baglietto yard on an open beach required the boat to be launched completely equipped and fitted out for sea. One of the most interesting operations was the stepping of the mast. This was done by rigging a pair of shrouds on the roof of the building shed and hauling out the vessel into a suitable position beneath.
La Spina entered in just two regattas in Cannes and in Santa Margherita and due to the lack of competitors and the decision of other owners and members of Yacht Club Italiano not to build other Twelves, in March 1930, marquis Spinola decided to alter her to Bermudan ketch and to increase the sail area to 196 sq.m; a 35 HP engine was installed and the hull was sheathed with copper; all this was done at Cantieri Baglietto.
1938 - 1956 Marquis Gian Augusto Salina Amorini Bolognini - new name: La Vespa - home port: Santa Margherita Ligure and Venice (Italy). The bill of sale was dated April 19th, 1938
Madifra 2 is built in cold molded mahogany in the shipyard of Gallinari in Anzio (IT) for Ing. Zamorani, and launched in april 1974. This one tonner, designed by architect Dick Carter, was the twin of Ydra that Admiral Agostino Straulino sailed to win the one ton cup in Sardinia in 1973. Madifra 2 participated for several years to many classical regattas in the Mediterranean with with excellent results.
In 2006-2008 she was completely restored in the shipyard Tecnomar in Fiumicino, and launched again on may 8, 2008. Since than, she partecipated to several regattas, being the winner of the XXXIII FCO-Rome Winter Championship in 2014. She sailed already in Mahon in 2017, in the Panerai challenge.
Cutter clásico de vela cangreja diseñado por Charles Livingston y construido por Sir Bond of Brikenhead en 1898. Su primer nombre fue Molita y sus primeras travesías las realizó en aguas escocesas. Actualmente, desde 2009, y bajo la propiedad de Tim Lisenhoff, este clásico de 15 metros de eslora reside en el Real Club Náutico de Palma.
Olympian (sail number P-14) is a P-Class, a late 19th century racing yacht of which it is estimated around 20 were built in all. Just five are still sailing. Olympian has spent almost her entire life in the US. In 1913 and 1914, she won the famous Mackinac Race on Lake Michigan that starts out of Chicago. She was rediscovered in the Chicago area in 2013 by Bruno Troublè, father of the Louis Vuitton Cup and skipper of the French America’s Cup campaigns of 1977, 1980 and 1983.
Troublè supervised her restoration which was carried out by master shipwright John Andersen at Camden in Maine. In June 2014, Olympian was cargo-shipped from Newport to Genoa just in time to take part in and win her category at Le Vele d’Epoca di Imperia, Les Voiles de Saint Tropez and the Centenary Trophy reserved for boats of over 100 years of age.
El Rowdy (número de vela NY 49), construido diez años antes de que su hermano, el Marilee (número de vela NY 50), es uno de los cuatro NY 40’s que aún navegan. La flota original, construida entre 1916 y 1926 por un grupo de miembros del New York Yacht Club, constaba de catorce ejemplares.
Estos yates, apodados los Cuarenta Combatientes, fueron los ganadores de la Bermuda Race de 1924 a 1928. Rowdy, cuyo primer propietario fue el senador estadounidense Holland Sackett Duell, originalmente tenía una vela cangreja. En 1998 se realizó una gran renovación.
El yate fue comprado por el inglés Graham Walker, y en 2008 navegó por primera vez en su categoría en la regata de Mahón-Imperia y en la Vele d'Epoca en Imperia. Ganó en la categoría de Época de la prestigiosa Panerai Classic Yates Challenge en 2008, 2010 y 2011.
Commissioned in 1937 by Judge Lawrence Dunham, Skylark is a near- twin of Stormy Weather, another Sparkman & Stephens design. She was the official boat of the Los Angeles and Transpacific Yacht Clubs, and often competed against and beat Humphrey Bogart’s Santana in the Pacific.
In 1950 and 1951, Skylark won the Newport-Ensenada, beating more than 130 other yachts on each occasion. In 1972, she cast off from California on a round the world voyage of over 30,000 miles. She has spent quite some time in the Caribbean, Florida and the Bahamas. In 2003 and 2008, Skylark was restored at the East Passage Boatyard in Bristol (RI – USA). Since 2011, her new American owner has competed her in several Mediterranean regattas including Les Voiles de Saint Tropez (2011 and 2012), Cannes, Mahon and Ajaccio (2012).
We see Kira as a little piece of sailing history, and we have trawled back through the decades to follow her progress from first build.
Kira’s first owner was Bob Stone, an American shipping industry executive and later to become Commodore of the New York Yacht Club. She was named Aquene (a native American name meaning ‘peace’).
Mr Stone was an illustrious figure in sailing circles. He interrupted his Harvard studies to join the US Army in World War II. He served in the Philippines, overseeing landing craft operations and securing harbours. He told his family about how he was given the strange duty of caring for General Douglas MacArthur’s yacht in Sydney Harbour. As Commodore of the New York Yacht Club in the early 1980s, Mr. Stone helped persuade the club’s officials not to sue their Australian rivals over the boat they built for the America’s Cup. When the United States lost to Australia in 1983 for the first time in more than 130 years, Robert Stone ”calmed the waters,” and helped ensure that the Americans accepted defeat gracefully.
In a 1989 letter to subsequent owner Lou Daley, he wrote:
“You will be interested to know I did the Bermuda Races of 1972 1974 and 1976 in (Kira) and went through Hurricane Agnes in 1972, when we had the anemometer at 60 or 65 for a solid 3 hours then it blew the whole fitting off the top of the mast. On that particular race was also one of the hairiest experiences I ever had on the water in that we were knocked flat by a rogue wave but fortunately were going very fast, about 9 knots, and took the wave at about a 45 degree angle, so came through and she popped right up again with very little damage except that it pulled the reefed mainsail off the mast. Kira is a very tough boat; you can go out in any sort of weather and feel very comfortable.”
In the early 80s she was sold to Harry Johnson, a West Coast record producer. By this time her name was ‘Andiamo’, Italian for ‘Let’s go’! Her onboard parties in Sausolito became legendary.
Owner number three was Lou Daley who bought her in 1988. He shipped her from San Diego to Hong Kong where she underwent extensive refurbishment including a new teak deck, sanded and caulked by hand. While in Asia she visited the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. She competed in a number of China Sea Regattas and in the Kings Cup in Phuket, coming second in class in consecutive years.