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MARINA

Year1935
International RuleThird Rule
Current Locationshipwrecked
DesignerAlfred Mylne & Co.
Design / Project#368
BuilderBute Slip Dock Co. Ltd.
Length Overall20.12 m.
Waterline13.41 m.
Beam3.70 m.
Constructionwood on steel frames
Original OwnerSir. William P. Burton
Original NameMARINA
Original CountryGB
Original HomeportIpswich
Original Sail NumberK 6
Owner Details & History

Built according to International Third Rule

1935 - 1939 Sir William P. Burton - name: MARINA - home port: Ipswich The owner was a great personality of British yachting: he represented Great Britain in the 1906 London Conference, he was President of Y.R.A. and former owner of the Twelves Noresca, Iyruna and Veronica and later owned Jenetta. He was considered to be a very valuable helmsman and according to '"he Yachtsman," the only Corinthian to handle a yacht with the skill of a professional. He was the helmsman of Schmrock IV in the 1920 America's Cup. Marina was the top boat of the year in 1935 with a very advanced rig, the first to use jumper struts, consequently avoiding the need to have the topmast stay attached to the stemhead. Mylne designed this new rig for two reasons: the jib would stand much better on the wind and the spinnaker could be handled more easely and would set much easier when running. Special attention was also devoted to the mast, which was higher than usual (83 feet compared to the standard 82) and built with special care conforming to Mylne new plan. She was a light boat too. Although designed for light winds, she proved to be a safe and seaworthy Twelve as she did very well in her passage from the Clyde to the South when she was caught out in a gale. In the 1935 season she was first over Westra, Flica, Miquette, Zelita, Vanity and Iyruna with 39 starts, 14 firsts, 10 seconds and 5 thirds. In 1936 her ballast was modified and her sail area was reduced by a reef. In the season she led again over Westra, Evaine, Flica, Vanity and Vanity V with 40 starts, 13 firsts, 11 seconds. In 1937, she was third, behind Trivia and Evaine with 44 entries and 9 firsts, 11 seconds and 11 thirds. She was dismasted twice. In 1938, she was again third behind the same two Twelves with 41 starts, 4 firsts, 7 seconds and 7 thirds

< 1946 N.F. Adeney - home port: Portsmouth (Great Britain).

1946 late William P. and Donald Findlay purchased Marina in Scotland. In April 1947 she was being towed from Brightlingsea south to be refitted, probably at Camper & Nicholson. In a gale off the Smalls, which are rocks of the South end of the Irish Sea, she broke twice from her tow, she went on the rocks and it was a total loss.


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