Wednesday, September 25, 2019
- Above drawing.
- My first One-Tonner design. At the time when the R.O.R.C (Royal Ocean Racing Club).Rules dictated the Ocean handicap system and Offshore racing in Europe.
- In 1968, during my Military Service, obligatory at the time, I was fortunate enough to be detached from the Bataillon de Joinville, and able to join A.F.C.A (Association Francaise pour la Coupe America). Balancing my time between sailing 12 Metre, working for A. Mauric and Britton Chance; tank testing a string of 12M.
- From a design point of view and the highlight at the office, was for me to reproduce Intrepid, the S&S America's Cup winner from 2000 photos and the rating certificate.
- In my spare time, I designed several boats including this One Tonner, heavily influenced by a drafting method developed by A. Mauric, before computers of course. Also by the development Class of the 5.5 Metre. Compared to Tina, the boat is more conservative with her deadrise, balanced hull lines and other features.
- But, before all of this; came the One-Tonner Tina.