Category Archives: Raymond Hunt

C. Raymond Hunt The “TEN-TEN”

[caption id="attachment_7833" align="alignnone" width="647"]1010a Courtesy of James H. "Sham" Hunt : 1:12 scale - 1010 tank test model[/caption]   THE “TEN-TEN”   Briggs Swift Cunningham II (January 19, 1907 – July 2, 2003), American sportsman, entrepreneur, and heir to the Proctor & Gamble fortune. Was an accomplished car and yacht racer, having been inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame in 1993, the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 1997, and named to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2003. Skipper of  the first AC campaigned 12 metre yacht "Columbia" due to Cornelius Shields  health concerns. Cunningham and his afterguard won the 1958 America's Cup race in  four straight races off Newport, R.I., each time with a margin of victory of no less than half a mile. "Mr. C" was an accomplished Star, and 6 metre class sailor, having won numerous races world-wide.  By early 1939, having sold Lulu, Fun and Lucie,  left...
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C. Raymond Hunt’s “TEN” Series (110-210-310-410-510-1010)

CRHa   C. Raymond Hunt, and internationally known and respected helmsman and yacht designer. A gifted visionary, with an innate sense of the physics of motion. To his peers he was a man "ahead of his time" To his competitors, through his creation of the deep-V hull, and the radical international 110, the preeminent forefather of Hunt's 10 series of yachts, he was feared on the race coarse. James H. "Sham" Hunt, on his fathers 10 Series, "I have sailed on all...like the way the 110 goes through the water the best but a bit wet and pounds in a sea way.....the 510 was very quick, CRH and my mother won their share at Edgartown Regatta and the NYYC cruise. My favorite would be the 210...I am 6'2 so the 110 was very cramped for me whereas the 210 had comfort in comparison." For the complete biography on C. Raymond Hunt, there is the...
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C. Raymond Hunt International 110

[caption id="attachment_7292" align="alignnone" width="668"]110m6 Location: Inverness CA - click to enlarge pic[/caption] THE "ONE-TEN" In 1936 Raymond Hunt along with engineers Bror Tamm and Gordon Munro decided to build a 36'0" prototype at the Lawley Yard in Neponset, Masachusetts. Although there were doubts about her potential sailing abilities, she quickly proved doubters wrong. But, at the time, no one seemed to want one, the prototype was too peculiar, and slab-sided for her size. [caption id="attachment_7310" align="alignnone" width="669"]lawley-protype 1936 Thirty Six Foot Prototype & Lawley 225[/caption] After much thought and consideration the Raymond Hunt brain trust decided to scale down the 36' prototype twelve feet. The new yacht was called the International 110, and with it a new era in yachting was ushered in. [caption id="attachment_7320" align="alignnone" width="668"]1939 Lawley and Sons Shipyard 1939 Lawley and Sons Shipyard Launching of Cup Defender Whirlwind[/caption] After...
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C. Raymond Hunt – The International 510 Class

[caption id="attachment_7774" align="alignnone" width="645"]510-2a Photo Courtesy: C. Raymond Hunt Associates – 510 “Barbara”[/caption] THE "FIVE-TEN" C. Raymond Hunt "In 1945, I designed the original "510" class yacht for myself as a logical development of the "210". Launched in December 1945 as a racing and weekend cruising yacht. She is built with no structural keel, and is constructed with two longitudinal trusses on oak floor stiffeners extending to the after end of the cockpit to the mast evenly distributing the stresses of the rig and keel. Low wetted surface area with a separate rudder-skeg / bulb fin keel, a concept Raymond Hunt embraced long before Lapworth or Giles, should prove to be a spirited performer, with comparable speeds of 8 meters and Q-boats. [caption id="attachment_7778" align="alignnone" width="647"]510-1c Photo Courtesy: C. Raymond Hunt Associates - 510 "Barbara"[/caption] Known Racing History: 1949 - NYYC Cruise - Beat the 72'0" Yawl “Bolero” boat for boat,...
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C. Raymond Hunt – The Lawley 225

THE "TWO-TWENTY-FIVE" In 1936 Raymond Hunt along with engineers Bror Tamm and Gordon Munro decided to build a 36'0" prototype at the Lawley Yard in Neponset, Masachusetts. Although there were doubts about her potential sailing abilities, she quickly proved doubters wrong. But, at the time, no one seemed to like the prototype, she was too peculiar, and slab-sided for her size.   [caption id="attachment_7168" align="alignnone" width="648"]rhlawley225 Lawley 225 - 1936 Prototype[/caption]   After much thought and consideration the Raymond Hunt brain trust decided to scale down the 36' prototype twelve feet. The new yacht was called at first the Lawley 110 then the National 110 and eventually the International 110, which became the forebearer to Raymond Hunt's 10 series of Yachts.   [caption id="attachment_7161" align="alignnone" width="647"]eg2 Lawley 225 - Egeria - 225/1[/caption]   In 1939 The Corinthian Yacht Club members, of Marblehead, Massachusetts,  were looking for a spirited one-design  club boat for Massachusetts...
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