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"Designed by Charles Nicholson and built by Camper & Nicholson in 1933 for Mr W.L. Stephenson, Owner of Woolworth chain of shops, she was built in 1933 at Gosport. She was Nicholson's second design for a J Class and Stephenson's second big yacht. "Velsheda" was named after Stephenson's three daughters, Velma, Sheila and Daphne. She raced with the greatest names in classic yachting including "Britannia", "Endeavour" and "Shamrock" between 1933 and 1936.

In her second season she won more than 40 races and achieved an outstanding record of success at Regatta's from Southend to Dartmouth. Other venues included Torbay, Swanage and of course the Solent, all under the control of the very famous Captain MountIfield . The permanent racing crew at that time was probably around 16 men and this would have been augmented to around 30 for racing. When not required for sail changes, spare crew were moved to below decks."

in jclassyachts.com


Length : 129.25 ft / 39.40 m
Beam : 21.65 ft / 6.60 m
Draught : 15.75 ft / 4.80 m

Year : 1933
Refit : 1984 / 1997

Naval Architect : C. E. Nicholson / G. Dijkstra (refit)
Stylist : Charles E. Nicholson
Decorator : John Munford (refit)
Engine : 1x 309kW MTU 183TE72 diesel
Speed (max.) : 11


Foto - Luís Correia

13 de Maio de 2010

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