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MOYANA 1929

Year1929
International RuleSecond Rule
Current Statussunk
DesignerW. & R.B. Fife
BuilderW. Fife & Son
Construction/Hull#775
Length Overall21.34 m.
Waterline13.72 m.
Beam3.79 m.
Draught2.66 m.
Original OwnerWilfred Lewchars
Original NameMOYANA
Other NamesMorwenna (1932) - Kaylena (1947
Original CountryGB
Original HomeportGreenock
Original Sail NumberK 3
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International Second Rule

1929 - 1931 Wlfried Leuchars, a wealthy South African solicitor- name: MOYANA - home port: Greenock - rig: Bermudan sloop In the 1929 Cowes Week she scored three firsts with a second overall placement after six races behind Mouette but she beat Rhona, Iyruna, Flica, Iris and Doris

1932 - 1938 Capt. John Bruce Bolitho - new name: MORWENNA Under the new name in 1932 she entered 37 races and had 4 firsts, 4 seconds and 5 thirds; in 1933 she was steered by Sir Ralph Gore and she was considered to be at the same level with Veronica and Zoraida, Flica still being considered as scratch boat; in August together with Flica she entered to the KNS Jubileums Regatta in Oslo with no placing due to the light wind; she registered the only win on the first day of the regatta at Copenhagen before returning in company with Vema III, Doris, Flica and Princess Svanevit to be in time for Cowes Week. At the end of the 1933 season out of 31 entries she had 5 firsts, 5 seconds and 8 thirds and was third behind Flica and Veronica; in 1934 she was raced only occasionally

1938 - 1939 Sir Walter R. Preston - new name: KAYLENA - home port: Jersey, CI - engine installed in 1939

< 1947 Estate of Sir Walter R. Preston

1947 - 1949 Kenneth H. & Bryan W. Preston

1950 - 1964 Major Sir R.N. Mac Donald-Buchanan - home port: Southampton - Rorc rating: 56'47, in 1953: 56'47 She is trial horse for Sceptre in 1958

1965 - 1968 Dorset Ass. of Boys Clubs - home port: Poole 1969 Sea Cadet Corps - home port: Portsmouth - re-powered in 1969

> 1969 Broken up on the quay of Poole (U.K.)

1970 disappeared from Lloyd's Register, she was reported sunk


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