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Year1935 July
Current Sail NumberK 26
International RuleThird Rule
Current Statusat the best
DesignerClinton H. Crane
Design / Project#12
BuilderHenry B. Nevins Inc.
Length Overall20.79 m.
Waterline13.84 m.
Beam3.66 m.
Draught2.71 m.
Sail Area181 sq.m.
Original OwnerVan S. Merle-Smith
Original NameSEVEN SEAS
Other NamesSunday (1946) - Seven Seas of Porto (1993)
Original CountryUS
Original HomeportNew York, nY
Original Sail NumberUS 9
Other Sail NumbersP 1 , K 26
Owner Details & History

Built according the International Third Rule

1935 - 1942 Van Santford Merle-Smith - name: SEVEN SEAS - home port: Oyster Bay, NY - rig: Bermudan Cutter In May 1939 the lead keal was modified by Sparkman & Stephens (design no. 293). Seven Seas was the first Twelve designed by Crane, who had already worked on Int. Rule 8 and 6-Metre; she represented an improvement in the American Twelves design. She placed second behind Cantitoe in Larchmont Race Week in 1935 and she topped the class in 1936 (5 firsts out of 6 races) and she was second in 1937 behind Gleam (3 seconds and 1 third) and 1938 (1 first, 2seconds and 1 third) behind Nyala

1943 -c1985 Jose Concalves - new name: SUNDAY - home port: Lisbon She raced hard until the late sixties in handicap regattas, winning on real time but losing on corrected. In that period she had the Sail Number: P1. In the following years he interior was modified by Colin Mudie and she was used for cruising occasionally 1951 disappeared off Lloyd's Register

c 1985 she was sold to Spain and in 1990 she was at Astilleros Lagos in Vigo for a partial refit

since 1993 Rui Macedo Silva - new name SEVEN SEAS OF PORTO - home port: Porto (Portugal) - new sail number: K 26 New rating certificate issued on July 1993. During the latter part of 1992 and the first part of 1993, the yacht hull was rebuilt by Astilleros Lagos and was substantially restored with the planking replaced and a portion of lead ballast removed from the keel. The bare hull was then moved to Southampton Yacht Services where, under Lloyd's supervision, a new deck was fitted, all spars and rigging were replaced and the interior was completely refitted. The restoration was carried out to the same design as original although some modern practicalities were added. In the present years, Seven Seas enters in the most celebrated Classic Yacht regattas, racing with her C.I.M. certificate.

World Chsampionships Results: 2014 in Barcelona: sixth in the overall results

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