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133 Clarionet

An iconic race winner by any standards, her light weight - for that period nevertheless belies the strength of CLARIONET's construction by Lallows and while the accommodation below is not luxurious there is space and the facilities sufficient to allow for more relaxed sailing. Nonetheless her reputation and capabilities are an undoubted inspiration to those with racing in mind and it is notable that CLARIONET along with her sister ROUNDABOUT figure - as the "Terrible Twins"  in Olin Steven's "LINES a half century of yacht designs" - with particular reference to the pioneering - and successful use of separated rudder and keel.

Racing Record

Clarionet has had a long and successful racing record from her first year 1966 when she won or came second in almost every race she took part in, including Cowes Week winner and first overall in the RORC 1966 St Malo Race. Some of her successes within the last 30 years include

- EAORA Overall Champion (IOR) - 1985

- EAORA Overall Champion (IOR) - 1986

- Overall winner RORC Channel Race (IOR) - 1987                                               

(The race included a 42 strong Admiral’s Cup fleet)

- EAORA Overall Champion (CHS) - 1988

- Winner of EAORA Week - 1988

- Class winner Fastnet Race - 1987

- RORC Points Champion CHS Class 4 - 1989

- RORC Points Champion CHS Class 4 - 1990

- RORC Points Champion CHS Class 3 - 1992

- RORC Points Champion CHS Class 3 - 1993

- 4th Overall (all classes) Round Britain & Ireland - 1992

- 4th Overall (all classes) Fastnet Race - 1995

- Class winner in Fastnet Race - 2001

- RORC Points Champion IRC Class 3 - 2008

- 3rd in Class Fastnet Race - 2009

She has moreover enjoyed many club level wins including 3 times winner of the Sussex Y C Royal Escape Race. Having raced consistently since 1966, with  successes under 4 different rating systems she is still very competitive under IRC today.

Construction

- Carvel mahogany planking over larch frames and longitudinal stringers, wooden floors

- Steel reinforce around mast foot

- Deck in marine ply coated with painted GRP

- Raw teak toe rail

Clarionet

 

Yacht Description

Owner:

Sam Laidlaw & Rob Grey

Designer:

S&S

Class:

One Tonner

Year Designed:

1966

Year Built:

1966

Builder:

Lallows Cowes



LOA:

11.2 m

39.10 ft

LOD:

xxx m

xx ft

Beam:

3 m

9.11 ft

Draft:

1.9 m

6.2 ft

LWL:

8.1 m

26.8 ft

LOD/LWL Ratio:

-

Displacement:

6.44 Tonnes

Thames Measurement:

-

Hull Material:

Wood

Hull Construction:

Carvel

Hull Frames:

Steamed

Rudder:

Skeg Hung

Sail Material:

Laminate

Deck & Superstructure:

Timber

Superstructure Profile:

Coach Roof

Interior:

Classic Cruising

Steering:

Tiller

Transom:

Forward Sloping

Rig:

Cutter

Engine Make:

Volvo

Engine HP:

29

Engine Mounted:

Saloon

Propeller:

Folding

Propeller Blades:

2

Mast Material:

Aluminium

Mast Configuration:

1 Spreader

Keel Configuration:

Fin

Keel Material:

Lead