Centenary Trophy 2011, Saint Tropez, September 2011
Centenary Trophy 2011, Saint Tropez, 29. September 2011, winner Bonafide from Giuseppe Giordano, second Tuiga from the Yacht Club Monaco and third Pesa from Jean Ives Roubinet, 18 boats were at the start of the Inaugural regatta and 15 crossed the finish line...The inaugural Centenary Trophy.The Gstaad Yacht Club, on behalf of its Patron His Majesty King Constantine of the Helenes, has sponsored the Centenary Trophy, and registered the event with the ISAF...This Trophy was made by Wakely and Wheeler of London in 1911...The Centenary Trophy will be a single race event. All classic yachts that are more than 100 years, or older in 2011, preferably in their original state, have been invited to participate.
Description of Bonafide:
Her underbody design was way ahead of her time and she won her class, 5-10 Ton Class, in the Paris Olympics of 1900. America's Cup designer Doug Peterson found her after years of neglect and she went on to be restored by Cantiere Navale dell'Argentario in Italy in 2003, where they had to replace 98% of the Honduran mahogany planking and 95% of the ribs. Her first regatta after her re-launch was at Argentario Sailing Week in 2003 with Olin Stephens at the helm, and since she has proved to be a very quick competitor on the Mediterranean racing circuit...Name: .Bona Fide.Class: ..Designer(s): .Charles Sibbick.Type of Boat: .Gaff Cutter.Year Built: .1899.Built by: .Albert Yard, Cowes, Isle Of Wight, UK.LOA m / ft: .13.60m / .LOD m / ft: .8.8m / 29'.LWL m / ft: . / .Beam m / ft: .2.57m / .Draft m / ft: .1.86m / .Yard No: ..Sail Stats: .Sail Area: 144 sq.m Sail No. 54