The Classic Yacht Register of Heritage – Database of the worlds Vintage, Classic and Grand Prix (Spirit of Tradition) sailboats. Registry includes surviving, and destroyed vessels with historical, known racing, and ownership history for educational purposes. Registry inclusion is either by vessel’s historical significance, invitation or request.
Eligibility Requirements – Vintage and Classic full keeled (or keel-centerboard), monohull, displacement yachts designed in or before 1967, construction to include either steel / aluminum / grp and wooden yachts. Grand Prix Divisions – Include all Spirit of Tradition Yachts as well as those classics which are either equipped for, or are competing at, a much higher level than traditional vintage classics construction to include either steel / aluminum / grp and wooden yachts. designed in 1968 or later. Designs whose intent is to evoke the look and feel of a vintage classic.
The Wall of Remembrance
A New Important Classification within each vessels profile that recognizes the dedicated preservation, stewardship and celebrity of all the men and women that have sailed on these legendary icons. All helping to preserve and add to the historical significance of these vessels for future generation to come.
There are 9 names in this directory beginning with the letter F.
Fagel Grip - Type: SK 30 - Designed in 1938 by Tore Holm, one of the most successful Scandinavian yacht designers of the day and built by Stockholm’s Batbyggeri AB.
During the 2nd world war the Germans appropriated the Fågel inDenmark, and reputedly the “RocketMan” Wernher von Brown raced he.
There is little information on her history until she was purchased by the famous Designer Uffa Fox on behalf of Charles and Rosemary Fairburn in 1952. - LOA: 43.53′ / 13.27m * LOD: * LWL: * Beam: 7.15′ / 2.18m * Draft: * Displacement: * Ballast: * Sail Area: 30 sq m * Design Number: * Yard Number: * Rig: Sloop * Designer: Tore Holm * Built by: Neglinge Boat-Yard – Build Time 18 weeks * Original Owner: Sven Salén * Year Built: 1938 * Restored By: Wood Work Co., Phuket, Thailand * Boat Location: * Current Name: Fagel Grip * Current Owner: Sharon and Jerry Lees * Sail Number: S70
Fidelis - A classic Kauri pine slimline yacht, she was designed by Knud Reimers and is famous for taking line honours in the 1966 Sydney Hobart when owned by Kiwi Jim Davern - Type: 75-Square-Meter (Knud Reimers 61) - LOA: 61’0″ / 18.60m - LWL: 47’0″ / 14.32m - Beam: 10’2″ / 3.10m - Draft: 8’10” / 2.7m - Hull Number: 855426 - Designer: Knud Reimers - Original Owner: - Current Owner: Nigel A. Stoke - Year Built: 1964, Auckland, New Zealand - Built By: Lidgard - Construction: triple, diagonal planked kauri - Gross Displacement: - Sail Area: 1,300 sq ft
Built by Seth Peterson of Old Saybrook, Connecticut and launched in 1954. The owner chose Sparkman & Stephens in great part due to his relationship with Rod Stephens with whom he had sailed with quite a bit on Rod’s NY32, Mustang. As Mitchell himself said “Although it was my privilege to sail with many of the top sailors of the era, I don’t think anyone else combined knowledge of deck layout, rigging and sails. ” Olin Stephens’ innovative design genius, as exemplified by such diverse vessels as Dorade, which revolutionized ocean racing, and the super-J boat, Ranger, and it was easy to see why S&S was the go-to team.”
Frances - International 8 Metre yacht Designed and built by E Digby launched 1947 now racing in the Classic yacht Association of Australia events in Williamstown Victoria against Acrospire111 and Syonara. Three times winner of the Syonara Cup in '51 '52 and '54. - LOA: 51.0′ / 15.54m * LOD: 51.0′ / 15.54m * LWL: 30′ 9” / 9.41m * Beam: 8′ 6” / 2.62m * Draft: 6′ 5″ / 1.98m * Ballast: 26,450 lbs * Displacement: 9 tons * Sail Area: * Yard Number: * Hull material: Hull NZ Kauri, Deck Q/land White Beech laid deck over 6mm ply * Rig: Sloop * Designer: Ernest O Digby * Built by: Victoria Street, Williamstown, Victoria * Year Built: 1947 * Restored By: * Current Name: Frances * Original Owner: Mr Ernest Digbys * Contract Cost: * Current Owner: Peter Johns * Official Number: 315405 * Sail Number:
Submitted by: Owner Peter Johns
Freedom - Type: Cutter - John G. Alden Freedom Specifications: - LOA: 47’7″ / 14.50m - LOD: 50'0" / 15.24m - LWL: 34’2″ / 10.41m - Beam 11’0″ / 3.35m - Draft 7’0” / 2.13m - Hull Number: 676 - Designer: John G. Alden - Original Owner: - Current Owner: Todd Feinroth - Year Built: 1937 - Built By: Herreshoff Mfg. Co. Bristol, RI - Hull Material: Wood - Displacement: 31,900 / 14,470kg - Sail Number:
Freyja - The challenger yawl was one of the last designs drawn by John Alden himself before his death in 1962, and is very similar to the S&S designed Finisterre. The offices of Alden and Stephens had spent many years competing against each other on the racing circuit, but a co-operation between the two great designers during WWII brought their designs closer together. - Type: Masthead Yawl (Alden Challenger) - LOA: 38’6″ / 11.73mm - LWL: 27’3″ / 8.310m - Beam: 11'6" / 3.35mm - Draft: 4’0” / 1.22m - Design Number: 949NN - Designer: John G. Alden - Original Owner: - Owner: Joe Hayes, Kingston, NY - Year Launched: 1964 - Built By: Poul Molich, Hundested, Denmark - Hull Material: GRP - Displacement: 15,000 / 6,804 - Sail Area: 674.20 sq ft / 62.63 m2
Frolic - Bill Luders Frolic, designed by naval architect Bill Luders, is one of the first fleet of 12 matched 44 foot wooden yawls commissioned for the Naval Academy. - LOD: 44.00′ / 13.41m - LWL: 30’10″ / 9.17m - Beam: 11.0′ / 3.35m - Draft: 6’0″ / 1.83m - Displacement: 2340 lbs / 1061 kgs - Ballast: - Designer: Alfred Edward “Bill” Luders, Jr. - Original Owner: - Current Owner: - Year Built: 1939 - Built By: Peel Southcoast Boatyard, Maine - Hull Material: Wood Planked Construction - Sail Number: - Sail Area: 851.63 ft2 / 79.12 m2 - No. (NA #5)
Fulmar - Was designed and built by William Fife at Fairlie. Completed in September 1930, Fulmar was never raced by her commissioning owner who sold her to R B and J S Aspin for entry in the 1931 Seawanahaka Cup trials. -
Type: 8 Metre Class * LOA: 48′ 6″ / 14.7m * LWL: 30′ 0″ / 9.14m * Beam: 8′ 3″ / 2.51m * Draft: 6' 0" / 1.83m * Displ: * Sail Area: 820 sq ft * Hull Number: 785 * Rig:Sloop * Designer: William Fife III * Built by: Fife, Fairlie, Scotland * Restored By Fairlie Restorations * Year Built: 1930
Fun - Type: Six Metre - LOA: 37′ 0″ - LWL: 23′ 9″ - Beam: 6′ 0″ - Draft: 5′ 3″ - Design Number: 180 - Rig: Sloop - Displacement: - Sail Area: 460 sq ft - Sail Number: US77 - Designer: Sparkman & Stephens - Built By: Henry B. Nevins, City Island NY - Contract Price: - Original Owner: - Current Owner: 2012 – M. Rommel, Italy - Built: 1937