You are bidding for a Model Yacht Pen Duick
-Lacquered painted for a stylish finish.
- Handmade from scratch.
- Supported by a solid wooden stand
Dimension: Size: 46 (L) x 70 (H) cm
Pen Duick was a boat that helped Éric Tabarly achieve worldwide recognition as a renowned yacht man. On this boat he started learning to sail at the age of seven. It was also the last boat he saw.
The 36-ft Pen Duick was designed by William Fife III and built in 1898. The gaff-rigged cutter was quickly noted as a successful racer in Irish, British and French waters. Éric Tabarly's father acquired her in 1938. After WW II, Éric convinced his father in giving her to him instead of selling her. Years later, Éric refitted her entirely, with a loftier rig.
In 1962, Tabarly raced in the Single-Handed Trans-Atlantic Race on Pen Duick. He didn't win. Determined, he built the Pen Duick II in 1963. In 1964, twenty six years after his father acquired the Pen Duick on which he let him practice sailing, Tabarly won the Single-Handed Trans-Atlantic Race with the Pen Duick II. The achievement earned Tabarly instant fame. He received the Blue Water Medal for his victory. In 1967, Tabarly won the Channel Race, Round Gotland Race, and Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race on Pen Duick III which was built in aluminum with a distinguished clipper bow. In 1971, he won the Falmouth-Gibraltar and the Middle Sea Race, and the next, the Transpac. In 1980, Tabarly sailed Paul Ricard for a transatlantic race, beating Charlie Barr's transatlantic record. In 1997, Tabarly won the Fastnet Race on Aquitaine Innovations. In the night of June 12 to 13 1998, while sailing the hundred-year-old cutter en route to the Fife Regatta in Largs, Scotland, Éric Tabarly fell overboard and was lost in the Irish Sea.
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