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MIQUETTE

Year1934 April
International RuleThird Rule
Current Statusin need of refit
Current LocationHamble
Current CountryGB
DesignerW. & R.B. Fife
BuilderW. Fife & Son
Construction/Hull#808
Length Overall21.00 m.
Waterline13.54 m.
Beam3.53 m.
Draught2.67 m.
Sail Area152 sq.m.
Construction
Original OwnerH.L. Wessel
Original NameMIQUETTE
Original CountryGB
Original HomeportHamble
Original Sail NumberK 14
Other Sail NumbersX 1
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International Third Rule

1934 R.S. Grigg - name MIQUETTE - home port: Greenock - rig: Bermudan sloop She was the last but one Twelve designed by W. Fife III (the last one being Vanity V) in a period of lack of orders for the yard; the owner was the brother in law of Sir Ralph Gore, who was to be the skipper of the new Fife Twelve. At the opening of the 1934 season there was great attention for the new boat as the results of the last Twelves from the yard were disappointing. Her debut at the Burnham-on-Crouch races is a winning one against Veronica. In the season's overall results, she was third (one point off the second position) after Westra and Flica with 37 starts and 10 firsts, 9 seconds and 8 thirds

1935 - 1937 H.L. Wessel, Chilean Ambassador - home port: Copenhagen and Valparaiso In the 1935 season she was fourth out of 29 starts with 3 firsts, 3 seconds and 5 thirds

1938 - 1939 Austin H. O'Connor - home port: London - engine installed in 1939

<1947-1951 H.S. Broom - home port: Colchester

1952 - 1954 Sir Rowland Smith

1955 - 1957 Comdr. Hector G. Dobbs

1957 - 1967 G.J Robinson - home port: Hamble and Ibiza - re-powered in 1957

1968 - 1969 Paul Maitland-Smith - home port: Ibiza

1970 - 1972 Paul Maitland-Smith, G.R.C. Shaw, A.J. Kay & L.B. Blair - re-powered in 1971

1973 Paul Maitland-Smith and G.R.C. Shaw 1974 S. Chaplin

1974 - 1975 N.S.M. Yeats - home port: Ibiza and Leshoto (South Africa) 1976 disappeared off Lloyd's Register - sold to an owner in U.S.A.; reported to have been in Florida

c 1976 Ashley James sailed her to British Columbia by way of Panama. Once arrived at Victoria Island an ambitious refit program was embarked upon; however by early 1991 work was at a standstill when Miquette was purchased by her present owners and shipped back to the U.K.

1991-1994 Albert Obrist

1991-2012 currently at Fairlie Restoration - home port: Hamble, Hants (U.K.). Awaiting owner who will restore her since

2013 Alan Dykes - it is said that he has paid Miquette ?50.000


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