E.O. Digby FRANCES

Type: International 8 Metre

ex 1960 Bridgett

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:

Historical:

International 8 Metre yacht designed to 8 Metre Rule (Rated 8.14) 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.

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