Sport Antiques Catalogue - Antique Rowing & Yachting
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Sailing yacht model "Whirlaway of Percuil".
An exceptional high quality model of the Kim Holman designed WHIRLAWAY OF PERCUIL. The model is intricately detailed with simulated planked deck, hand rails, rudder and propeller, ships wheel and rigged sails in excellent condition. The model boat is with painted hull and mounted onto a wooden base with name plaque:-
"Whirlaway of Percuil"
L.O.A. 41 ft. 7 ins.
BEAM 10 ft. 10 ins.
L.W.L. 30 ft. 2 1/2 ins.
DRAUGHT 6 ft. 6 ins.
T.M. 16 TONS.
This is a very fine model in excellent condition.
Taken from the sandeman yacht company website for the actual "Whirlaway of Percuil".
The 42ft RORC Class III masthead sloop WHIRLAWAY OF PERCUIL was launched in 1963, ready for the 1963 Fastnet, from Tucker Brown of Burnham-on-Crouch for R S Wilkins.
The previous autumn Wilkins had sold WHIRLWIND, having raced her successfully, achieving fourteen flags out of eighteen starts in her first season alone. In designing WHIRLAWAY for him Kim Holman took the opportunity to build on the lessons he had learned from her predecessor. Broadly this translated into a longer, beamier and more comfortable yacht.
In 1963 a contender for the victorious Admiral's Cup Team, she only made reserve boat, as she was considered better suited to offshore conditions. She nevertheless went on to race competitively on the East Coast for many years and Yachting World lists her successes among those of such other illustrious names as BLOODHOUND, MYTH OF MALHAM, MUSKETEER, OUTLAW, LUTINE, NOREYEMA III and CLARION OF WIGHT, to name but a few.
H 116.5 cm x W 97 cm x D 34 cm
H 45¾" x W 38" x D 13¼"