S&S 34 “Quikpoint Azzurro”
LOA: 33′ 6″ / 10.2m
LWL: 24′ 2″ / 7.4m
Beam: 10′ 1″ / 3.1m
Draft: 5′ 10″ / 1.8m
Rig: Bermudan Sloop
Displacement: 11,000 – 13,000 lbs / 4,900kg – 5,900kg
Sail Area: 592 – 700 sq ft / 55 – 65m2
Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
British yachtsman, and PR agent Michael Winfield commissioned Olin Stephens to design a 34′ production racer-cruiser, the resulting design was established as a new class in 1968 and quickly achieved great racing success.
One of Mr. Winfield’s first customers was former Conservative Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath. A novice sailor with a keen eye and after seeing one at the 1969 London Boat Show, so impressed with the design he order one. The same year Sir Edward Heath entered and won the 1969 Sydney Hobart race, the second Brit to win this prestigious race in its history. So began the distinguished racing career and dominance on racing podiums throughout the world.