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International RuleThird Rule others
Current Statussunk
DesignerCharles E. Nicholson
BuilderCamper & Nicholson
Length Overall19.30 m.
Waterline13.51 m.
Beam3.78 m.
Draught2.77 m.
Sail Area156 sq.m. - 151 sq.m. (1958)
Original OwnerLiet. J.F.B. Cage
Original NameSTIARNA
Original CountryGB
Original HomeportPortsmouth, England
Original Sail NumberK 218
Other Sail Numbers(RORC Sail number)
Owner Details & History

One of the Nicholson ocean racers built to 12m International Third Rule but never classed, measured or raced as a 12

1937 - 1947 J.F.B. Gage - name: STIARNA - home port: Portsmouth - rig: Bermudan Cutter - rating RORC: 45 28 she is the third of the three ocean racers (the others being Foxhound and Bloodhound designed by Nicholson to conform to the ocean racing rule and to the Twelve Metre Class of the International Rule. They were built from the same hull design although with some slight differences in the deck and interior plans with Stiarna being the only one having an auxiliary engine installed since the beginning. Stiarna was built by C&N as a speculative construction but finds her owner, Mr. Cage, before launch she was never campaigned with the same vigour as her two predecessors, notwithstanding she is second in the 1937 Fastnet; during 1938 she was not sailed in the UK but she won the second price in the Dover-Christiansand Race

1948 - 1950 Cecil E. Donne

1951 - 1957 C. Peto Bennett - rating RORC: 42 17

1958 - 1960 E. Vintiadis - home port: Pireo and Genoa - rating RORC: 40 34 - re-powered in 1958

1961 - 1963 Lord Shawcross - home port: Falmouth - rating RORC: 41 09

1963 - 1976 A.H. David Rowse - home port: Hamble - re-powered in 1964

1977 - 1980 Broadsword Ltd. - home port: Palma di Maiorca

c 1998 - 1999 ???

2000 February 20 - Alain Hanover On February 23, 2000, she sank due to fire while being towed from Trinidad to Grenada, destination New England for extensive refit works.

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