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DAME PATTIE

Year1966 August
Current Sail NumberKA 2
International RuleThird Rule AC
Current Statussailing
Current LocationMonaco or French Riviera
Current CountryFR
DesignerWarwick J. Hood
BuilderWilliam H. Barnett Pty. Ltd.
Length Overall19.84 m.
Waterline14.32 m.
Beam3.68 m.
Draught2.76 m.
Displacement28.25 t.
Sail Area165 sq.m.
Constructionwood
Original OwnerThe ?America?s Cup? Challenger Syndicate
Original NameDAME PATTIE
Other NamesEndless Summer (1971)
Original CountryAU
Original HomeportSidney
Original Sail NumberKA 2
Owner Details & History

Built according to the International Third Rule America's Cup

1966 - 1970 The America's Cup Challenger Syndicate (Emil Christensen) - name: Dame Pattie - home port: Sidney (Australia). Challenger for the 20th America's Cup Match in 1967, she is designed by Warwick J. Hood who had worked with Alan Payne on the design of Gretel. She is enterely built in Australia, as requested by the "country of origin" clause of the America's Cup conditions, including the sails weaved in the Australian version of dacron called "Kadron". Planking is in Douglas; mainframes are laminated mahogany and intermediate ones are oak. She is lighter than Gretel and the water line length measures m. 14.30, that is cm. 30 more than the other Twelves built for the previous Challenge; accordingly, the sail surface is smaller than usual; in order to reduce the wetted surface and the chain, the bow sections are "U" shaped and the main section and the keel are reduced too; the otherhangs are reduced and the rudder has an unusual configuration being larger in the upper part than in its lower one. Her name comes from the Australian Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies wife, Dame Pattie Menzies, who christened the Twelve. The cost of the challenge was of about $ 2M, covered by a group of Australian Corporations. Dame Pattie performed well against Gretel but she loset zero to four to Intrepid.

1970 - 1980 G.W. O'Brien - new name: Endless Summer - homeport: Vancouver, BC (Canada). Altered as ocean racer - engine installed in 1972 - re-powered in 1975.

1989 - 2008 Lawrence Lambert - home port: Page Point Inn Marina, Oyster Harbour, BC (Canada) - new interior lay out and finishing copied by a Swan 65 - in 1999, new name: Dame Pattie and new sail number: KC 87.

Since 2008 Mads Buhl - name: Dame Pattie - home port: Saint Tropez (France). Sail number: KA 2. -- In 2012, home port: Monaco

America's Cup: 1967 20th America's Cup Challenge: Dame Pattie (skipper James Shurrock) - Intrepid (skipper Emil "Bus" Mosbacher): 0-4


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