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 Fame
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 14 names in this directory beginning with the letter R.
Race Horse - Type: W - 37 Sport Classique - Class: Spirit of Tradition - Promotional Video Video - Like today’s current crop of cutting-edge race boats, the W-37 RACE HORSE is lightweight, relatively beamy, with a plumb stem and near-vertical transom. - LOA: 43ft 5in / 13.25m - LOA: 43ft 5in / 13.25m - LWL: 33’3″ / 10.13m - Beam 11’8″ / 3.56m - Draft 8’0” / 2.44m - Designer: Stephens / Waring & White Yacht Design - Original Owner: Donald Tofias - W-Class president - Current Owner: Donald Tofias - W-Class president
Year Built: 2010 - Built By: Brooklin Boat Yard (Brooklin, Maine) - Hull Material: Cold-Molded - Displacement: 8,520lbs (3,865Kg) - Sail Number: W37/US 1 - Sail Area: 886sq ft (82.3sq m) - SA/D: 38.7 - DL Ratio: 85
Ragamuffin - Type: S&S 48 - Has raced in 21 Rolex Sydney Hobarts, three Admiral’s Cups – 1969, 1971 and 1973
Legendary owner Syd Fischer has represented Australia internationally in 5 America’s Cup campaigns; self-funding all (a record shared with Sir Thomas Lipton). Lifetime Achievement Award from the Australian Yachting Awards 2013, Award for services to Yachting 2003, mentor to many of today’s sailors including Ian Murray, James Spithill.
In 1968 the first of Syd’s yachts named Ragamuffin hit the water. Syd built her in time for the Admiral’s Cup trials. She was the top point scorer at the ’68 Cup for Australia, with the team finishing 2nd overall.
The boat went on to win every major race it contested in Australia, with the exception of the Hobart race. As of 2010, she has sailed 25 Hobart races under the names of Ragamuffin, Margaret Rintoul II and Spirit of Koomooloo. – Current Name: Spirit of Koomooloo – ex, (1988) Margaret Rintoul II, ex (1968) Ragamuffin - LOA: 48′ 8″ - LWL: 36′ 0″ - Beam: 12′ 6″ - Draft: 7′ 9″ - Design Number: 1949 - Rig: Sloop - Displacement: 30,654 lbs - Sail Area: 1,050 sq ft - Sail Number: 70 - Designer: Sparkman & Stephens - Built By: Quilkey Brothers, Sydney, Australia - Original Owner: Syd Fischer - Current Owner: Mike Freebairn - Launched: 1968
Raider - In Olin Stephen’s words “We set out to design a good cruiser/racer with good all-around form, guided by the lines of Dorade, Stormy Weather and Edlu, and emphasized seaworthiness rather than around-the-mark agility.” - Type: NY-32 - LOA: 45’4″ / 13.81m - LWL: 32’0″ / 9.75m - Beam: 10’7″ / 3.22m - Draft: 6’6” / 1.98m - Design Number: 125 - Designer: Sparkman & Stephens - Original Name: Rampage II - Original Owner: Arthur W. Page - Current Owner: Hans J. Schultz - Year Built: 1936 - Built By: Nevins Yacht Yard Yacht Builders, City Island, NY - Contract Cost: $11,000 - Hull Material: Philippine mahogany on white oak frames - Gross Displacement: 27,000 lbs - Ballast: 12,000 lbs - Sail Area: Original 950 sq ft - Sail Number: NY-12, US 1661
Rainbow - Type: New York 70 - LOA: 106′ 0″ - LWL: 70′ 0″ - Beam 19′ 4″ - Draft 14′ 0″ - Original Rig: Cutter - Hull Number: 529 - Designer: N.G. Herreshoff - Contracted By: Cornelius Vanderbilt - Contract Date: 10/11/1899 - Original Price: $32,594 - Status: Destroyed
Ranger - Type: J-Class: - Class: Spirit of Tradition - LOA: 136 ′ 4″ * LOD: 138′ 0″ * LWL: 91′ ″ * Beam: 21′ 1″ * Draft: 16′ 1″ * Ballast: * Displacement: 166 tons * Sail Area: * Yard Number: model 77 C * Hull Material: Steel * Rig: Bermudan Cutter * Class: J-Class Rule – Lloyd’s Register + MCA * Designer: Starling W Burgess – Paolo Scanu/Reichel-Pugh * Built by: Danish Yacht, Skagen, Denmark * Year Built: 2004 * Restored By: * Current Name: Ranger * Original Owner: John Williams * Current Owner: John Williams * Sail Number: J5 - The only adjustment to Ranger’s hull lines was to add four extra inches to her freeboard, and the design team decided on a deck house rather than the original flush deck of the day racers.
Rawhiti - Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Commodore C. P. Murdoch presented to Mr. Pittar, upon the launching ceremonies, the club’s burgee, and noting through his adjournment, at a champagne luncheon, a toast of” The Owner” saying that Mr. Pittar had done more than any other man in the colony to uphold New Zealand yachting, and the reputation of Auckland-built yachts in New Zealand and Australia, sparing neither money nor time in the interest of the sport. - LOA: 54′ 0″ / 16.5m * LOD: * LWL: 34.9′ / 10.6m* Beam: 9.8′ / 2.98 * Draft: 7′ 0″ / 2.13M * Ballast: * Displacement: 6.5 Tons * Sail Area Upwind: * Yard Number: * Hull material: Over Built For Passage Making, Diagonal Principle, Triple-Skin Kauri, All Boards Being the Full Length of the Hull * Rig: Gaff Rigged Cutter * Mast: Oregon Pine * Other Spars: Spruce * Designer: Robert Logan Snr * Built by: Messrs. Logan Bros., Auckland, Mechanics Bay (now filled in), New Zealand * Year Launched: 6th October 1905 * Christened By: Mrs A. Logan * Restored By: Brookes Boatbuilders of Waimauku * Current Name: Rawhiti (“Sunshine”) * Original Owner: Mr. A T Pittar, Sydney * Current Owner: Greg Lee and Sam Stubbs (brothers in law) * Sail Number: 6
Red Herring - Concept by Van Alan Clark Jr., designed by David Hubbard and built in 1980 by Eric Goetz, Bristol RI. The worlds first modern canting keel, and inspiration by L. Francis Herreshoff’s “sailing machine” in the Common Sense of Yacht Design. - LOA: 55’0″ / 16.76m - LWL: 51’0″ / 15.54m - Beam: 8’3″ / 2.51m - Draft: 6’0” / 1.82m – 9’0″ / 2.74m - Keel: Canting 35 degrees - Hull Number: 22 - Designer: David Hubbard - Original Owner: Van Alan Clark Jr - Current Owner: Steven H. Clark - Year Built: 1980 - Built By: Eric Goetz, Bristol RI - Hull Material: Composite - Gross Displacement: 9,500 lbs - Original Sail Area: 730 sq ft - Current Sail Area: 1,200 sq ft - Home Port: Bristol, RI - Sail Number: 121
Redwing Class - The Bembridge SC and the Royal Victoria YC got together and discussed in 1896 the creation of a new inexpensive class to replace the half-raters. - 1937 Specs - LOA: 27′ 11″ / 8.26m – LWL: – Beam: 5′ 6″ / 1.67m – Draft: 3′ 4″ / 1.03m – Displacement: – Sail Area: – Hull Number: – Rig: – Designer: Charles E Nicholson – Built by: – Year Built: 1937
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Roxane III - LOA: 64.53' / 19.67m * LOD: 64.53' / 19.67m * LWL: * Beam: 9.71' / 2.96m * Draft: 7.87' / 2.40m * Ballast: 4,500 kg * Displacement: 10,500 kg * Sail Area Original: 95 sqm (upwind) * Yard Number: * Hull material: Varnished (Philippine) Mahogany * Rig: Sloop * Mast: 23m * Designer: Gustaf Estlander * Type: 95 square metre Skärgårdskryssare * Built by: Pabst-Werft, Berlin, Germany * Year Built: 1920/21 * Restored By: * Current Name: La Morena * Original Owner: Frithiof Dahl * Current Owner: Nils Forsfält * Sail Number: 95, S-10
Rozinante - This is one of the most popular small cruising boat designs, and with good reason. She features a relatively light and very sleek hull form compared to English canoe yawls, and her hull lines are regarded by many as some of the most beautiful ever drawn - LOA: 28′ 0″ * LOD: * LWL: 24′ 0″ * Beam: 6′ 4″ * Draft: 3′ 9″ * Displacement: 6,600 lbs * Ballast: 3,360 * Sail Area: 348 * Design Number: 98 * Yard Number: * Rig: Canoe Yawl * Designer: L.F. Herreshoff * Built by: * Year Built: 1956 * Restored By: * Current Name: * Current Owner: * Sail Number:
Rugosa II - Type: New York 40 - Class: Vintage - LOA: 59′ 0″ - LWL: 40′ 0″ - Beam: 14′ 6″ - Draft: 8′ 2″ - Original Rig: Marconi Yawl - Hull Number: 983 - Designer: N.G. Herreshoff - Original Owner: Russell Grinnell - Built: 1925 - Original Price: $32,500 - Boat Location: Bristol, RI - Current Name: Rugosa - Current Owner: Halsey Herreshoff - Sail Number:
Rum - A High Tech Gaff Rigged Day Racer built with modern techniques to the Godinet rule from 1892: - Type: D&D 43 (One Design) - Rum Specifications: - LOA: 43’0″ / 13.13m - LOD: 42’0″ / 12.81m - LWL: 30’6″ / 9.30m - Beam: 7’4″ / 2.25m - Draft: 8’4” / 2.56m - Construction: Strip Plank - Designer: Theo Danel, Danel Design - Original Owner: - Current Owner: - Year Built: 2012 - Built By: - Gross Displacement: 8,917lbs / 4,045kg - Mainsail: 699.65 sq ft / 65sq meters
Ruweida V - LOA: 38.00′ / 11.58m – LOD: 38.00′ / 11.58m – LWL: 25’00” / 7.62m – Beam: 7’03” / 2.21m – Draft: 5’08” / 1.73m – Ballast: – Displacement: – Sail Area Original: 591 sq ft / 55m2 – Yard Number: – Hull material: Double Planked, Mahogany on Cedar with White Oak Frames – Rig: Sloop – Mast: – Designer: Starling Burgess – Type: R-Class – Built by: George S. Lawley & Sons, Neponset MA – Year Built: 1926 – Restored By: IYRS – Current Name: Ruweida V – Original Owner: Corinthian Yacht Club Commodore Mr. Boggs – Current Owner: – Sail Number: R3