- 1963 China Clipper
CHINA CLIPPER is the sister vessel to the 1959 Fastnet winner ANITRA, except that she was designed as a sloop rather than a yawl, and her lines were modified by Stephens to better meet the then RORC rules. She was built for A.J.R. Miller, who was an officer of the RORC and completed in the UK by Woodnuts of Cowes. She has an extensive racing history; she was raced extensively from Cowes, including Fastnet races and transatlantic voyages in the 1960s; she also raced in the 1964 Bermuda race. She was kept by her original UK owners for about 30 years. CHINA CLIPPER was one of the last full long keel and rudder Ocean Racing yachts designed by the postwar master of such designs, Olin Stephens. In the early 1960s such designs moved to fin and skeg configurations, and these came to dominate. She is of all teak construction, and is still absolutely original inside and out, with her original mast by Proctor and boom. She was raced extensively in US classic meetings up to 2017, and is now back in UK waters.
Built as sister vessel to 1959 Fastnet winner ANITRA except designed as a sloop rather than yawl and lines modified to better meet RORC rules
Raced extensively from Cowes, including Fastnet races and transatlantic voyages and 1964 Bermuda race
Kept by original UK owners for about 30 years before being sold
Raced extensively in US classic meetings up to 2017 before returning to UK waters
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