Friday, August 28, 2009

S/V Weatherly, Narragansett, RI 2009

Weatherly on Starboard Tack
1/3200 sec at f/4.5

S/V Weatherly proudly displays a crisp American Flag off its transom on a beautiful summer day. She won the America’s Cup in 1962 for the New York Yacht Club Syndicate. For more info visit:

Length (LOA) – 69 feet / Beam – 11 ft 8 in / Draft – 9 feet Displacement – 29 tons
Built 1958, Luder’s Marine, Stamford, CT USA

Weatherly on Port Tack
1/800 sec at f/4.5

Water and horizon can be seen reflecting on the stern quarter and transom of this classic America’s Cup winning 12 meter yacht. Interestingly, the “12-meter” designation does not refer to the length of the boat; Weatherly is 23 meters. It refers rather to a formula that ensures boats involved in a competition are roughly comparable, while still giving individuals the freedom to experiment with the details of their designs. The result of the formula must be less than or equal to 12 meters, taking into account length, beam, girth, sail area, and freeboard of the vessel. For more info visit:

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