Monday, February 28, 2011

Mitch Gibbons-Neff on Circe - Design 852


This is a nice image of Mitch Gibbons-Neff aboard Circe. For anyone who knew Mitch I can just imagine what he's saying: "Guys, we're going to go sailing now. The most important thing is that nobody gets hurt".

Circe is a beautiful boat, fully restored. Our suspicion is this image was taken on her shake down cruise right after her restoration.

She was built by the A/B Neglinge-Varvet shipyard of Saltsjobaden, Sweden and launched in 1950. Her racing career is commendable: 2nd in 1951 Fastnet Race, Winner Class B in the 1954 Bermuda Race, 2nd in Trans-Atlantic race of 1955 among others.

Here are the plans.


And an article from Yachting magazine. Double click for bigger view.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 56'-9"
LWL 39'-0"
Beam 11'-9"
Draft 8'-0"
Displacement 42,284 lbs
Ballast 18,800 lbs
Sail Area 1,360 sq ft


She's currently on the market and lying in California. See the listing by clicking here.

1 comment:

  1. October 2017, Ventis Shipyard, Enkhuizen, Holland:
    Very happy to announce that "Circe" just arrived from the South of France for a refit at Ventis. Just after an intensive sailing season preparing for racing next year.
    It is a beautiful view at the shipyard next to Zeearend 2.0 and Impala 2.0

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