Arch.D H. Reid & Co. Ltd. Yacht Brokers Estd: 1904

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2005 - Southern Ireland and Channel Coasts (Bordeaux to Boulogne-sur-mer) and the Mediterranean 'Classic' circuit from Monaco to St. Tropez 2005.

1896 "Nan"

Originally designed and built for racing by an an Irishman, Thomas Burrows, she enjoyed many notable successes in regattas around the English and European coasts. She has competed with success against 'Pen Duick' (ex "Yum" and other Vintage yachts still 'on the circuit' today.

Whether for Corporate Day Charter or private Regatta entry this 'Balls-out' day-racing yacht demands active participation from every person aboard - there are no 'free lunches' here! This yacht, when sailed well, excels and, in the final day of the "Voiles de St. Tropez 2004", was only beaten for 'Line Honours' by "Mariquita", a much larger yacht, from the same stable of William Fife III, yet "NAN" won on handicap by a handsome margin.

Equipped without the latest in winches (the only winch available is for the anchor!) "Nan" demands  skill and stamina more than anything; we can supply the knowledge to win races with her yet it is the ultimate in team-building - the knowledge is no good without the strength so everyone has a part to play in getting the utmost from this vintage racer. If you can supply a suitably qualified Captain then we stand back to advise and assist giving you the ultimate chance to win in a 'Classic Med. regatta' through your own efforts in one of the 'Ultimate Racing Machines' of the 19th century! If you have ever dreamed of having a genuine antique at your fingertips there are few more qualified. Completely restored to almost original specifications in 1999 and 2000 "Nan" has been enjoying success in one regatta or another every year since.

Available for Day-racing against "Wayward" (another of 'our' yachts) or just for the sheer pleasure in cruising along the coast from harbour to harbour this yacht is a genuine 'head turner' and great fun to be aboard! The numerous 'Classic' and 'Old Gaffer' regattas around the North coasts of Europe welcome her.


Built 1896 (re-built 1999-2001)
Designer William Fife III
Builder Fife, Fairlie, Scotland
L.O.A 65'
Beam 11'6"
Draft 8'7"
Sail Surface 356 sq.m.
Engines Perkins 35 hp
Fuel Capacity 25 litres
Water Capacity 100 litres
Marine Electronics 'Raymarine' Depth, Log. Garmin GPS
Accommodation 2 guests in one cabin, 3 crew
Leisure Not on this yacht!

Nan in light winds
Nan in Cannes
Nan in St. Tropez

Ardnavaha, Ballinascarthy, Clonakilty, Co Cork, Ireland
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