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WAIANDANCE

Year1928 May
International RuleSecond Rule
Current Statusscrapped by owner
DesignerBurgess, Rigg & Morgan Ltd.
BuilderAbeking & Rasmussen
Construction/Hull#2362
Length Overall21.09 m.
Waterline13.03 m.
Beam3.87 m.
Draught2.58 m.
Sail Area183 sq.m.
Constructionwood on steel frames
Original OwnerF. Spencer Goodwin
Original NameWAINDANCE
Other NamesClytie (1932) - Night Wind (1936) - Cottom Blossom III (1941)
Original CountryUS
Original HomeportNew York, NY
Original Sail NumberUS 1
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International Second Rule She is one of the six Twelve Metres ordered by the New York Yacht Club, designed by William Starling Burgess for delivery to American owners and built by Abeking & Rasmussen. The purpose was to have six yachts built exclusively for regatta for comparison sailing in the Club. Hulls were the same but deck layout, interior arrangements and rigs varied among the six yachts. The construction was composite that means that every second frame through the entire length of the hull was made of galvanized steel, the floor plates included. Planking was in Honduras mahogany, quite popular in that period. They were rapidly built in serial production in only five months and all together they were shipped to Halifax, in Canada. Once there, they were rigged and sailed to the United States, avoiding to pay a heavy import tax. Waiandance was completed in May 1928. The other yachts were: Anitra, Isolde, Tycoon, Iris and Onawa. Only Onawa and Anitra have survived.

1928 - 1930 F. Spencer Goodwin - name: Waiandance - home port: New London, CT (USA). The name Waiandance (or Wyandanch) refers to a sachem of the Montauk Indians who participated in the Pequot War in exchange of trading rights in the vicinity of Saybrook, CT (USA).

1931 - 1935 Henry B. Plant - new name: Clytie. She won the 12 Metre Class Long Island Sound Championship in 1931 and won the 12mR Class at Larchmont Race Week in 1931.

1936 - 1940 W. Roy Manny - new name: Night Wind - home port: Larchmont, NY (USA).

1941 - 1951 Walter B. Wheeler, Jr - new name: Cottom Blossom III - home port: Stamford and Norton, CT (USA). Rig altered to yawl in 1942. Engine installed in 1946.

c 1952 Scrapped by owner at Schofield Shipyard, Stamford, CT (USA) after a fire while hauled out. Parts of this yacht were used in the reconstruction of Onawa (US 6) in 2001.


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