View Full Version : S/Y Lulworth, Worlds Largest Racing Cutter

PD Staff
03-22-2011, 09:39 AM

Built in 1920 fro Richard Lee to compete in the Bitish "Big Class". Handicapped by original
steel mast (spruce shortage at time) Raced against the likes of Westward, HMY Britanna and Liptons's Shamrock. Revamped in 1924 with wooden rig, and sailing in 238 " Big Class" regattas, claiming 59 1st's in process. Rules changes in the Big Class handicapping system in the 1930 essentially made Lulworth obsolete and she lanquished as a houseboat until 1990.

In 1990 she was shipped to Italy and endured a meticulous renovation, and finally relanced in 2006

Name: Lulworth
Namesake: Lulworth Castle
Port of registry: Guernsey
Builder: White Brothers (1920)
Classic Yacht Darsena (2006)
Christened: Terpsichore (1920)
Lulworth (1924)
Homeport: Le Grazie, Italy (2006)
Yacht designer: Herbert William White (1919)
Fairlie Restorations (2001)
Burgee: Royal Yacht Squadron (1920)
Yacht Club de Monaco (2006)

Class and type: British Big Class gaff-rigged cutter
Displacement: 188 t (185 long tons) (2006)
Length: 46.3 m (151 ft 11 in) o/a
36.87 m (121 ft 0 in) on deck (rating)
28.64 m (94 ft 0 in) w/l (rating)
Beam: 6.6 m (21 ft 8 in)
Draught: 5.5 m (18 ft 1 in)
Sail plan: Spars:
52 m (171 ft) spruce mast
27.60 m (90.6 ft) spruce boom
20 m (66 ft) sitka spinnaker pole
Mainsail 465 m2 (5,005.2 sq ft)
Marconi topsail 133 m2 (1,431.6 sq ft)
Staysail 114 m2 (1,227.1 sq ft)
Jib 69.5 m2 (748.1 sq ft)
Jib topsail 46.5 m2 (500.5 sq ft)
Spinnaker 500 m2 (5,382 sq ft)
Build: Composite (mahogany on steel)

03-22-2011, 05:17 PM
Although she'd surely be protested for not meeting PIYA Cat. II in the PNW. :confused:

IOR Geezer
03-23-2011, 10:58 AM
I had no idea that steel was used in the frame work on some of those old beauties.

Thanks for sharing!