• A section of the bowsprint and figurehead on the bow of BALCLUTHA.

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

Deep-Keeled Large Pond Racing Yacht Model

Deep-keeled large pond racing yacht model (SAFR 19283)

Deep-keeled large pond racing yacht model (SAFR 19283)

NPS photo

Yacht racing comes in all sizes and this model of a deep-keeled racing yacht was designed for races on large ponds. Built in the 1920s, the fine-lined blue-green sloop yacht hull has a deep lead-weighted keel painted red, wood-finished decks, a long bowsprit, and one Dacron headsail. The remainder of her rig, consisting of a mast, gaff, boom, and mainsail, are stored separately. The hull is 74" in length, 16" wide, and 21-1/2" high.

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