Friday, April 8, 2011

Design 1366 - Cyane

How's this for a great sailing photograph? Nice looking boat. The boat was built by Jakobson of Oyster Bay, Long Island and launched in 1959. She was designed for Henry B. duPont. The design program included a two-model tank test program at the Stevens Institute of New Jersey.

The boat is constructed of aluminum.

Here are the plans.

Here are a couple of articles about the boat. Double click for zoom.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 46'-2"
LWL 32'-0"
Beam 10'-10"
Draft 6'-6"
Displacement 25,376 lbs
Ballast 9,500 lbs (outside) 500 lbs (inside)
Sail Area 957 sq ft


  1. I thought you might be interested in the ebay auction I just listed. -Rachel

    RARE Henry B. duPont Cyane Memorial Trophy Bronze

  2. Cyane is still sailing out of Buzzards Bay.

  3. Cyane won her class in the 1960 Bermuda race in 1960. She then raced to Sweden with Windrose and others. In 1961, she and Windrose were part of the U.S. Admiral's Cup team that brought the Cup back to the States for the first time. Her log reveals that during her Transatlantic passage home, she was crewed by Mr. And Mrs. DuPont and another 65-year old couple. While crossing the Bay of Biscay under a storm spinnaker, Mr. DuPont reportedly reduced sail only after vociferous complaints by the wives.

  4. The Cyane was owned by my uncle Joseph Buza after Hank DuPonts death. Learned how to sail on her, spent a lot of time on board her. She was sleek and beautiful! I would love to sail on her again.

  5. Peter,
    Line up Flint next summer and we'll take her out.

    1. Hello Philip, just found a tankard from 1963 fastnet race with "CYANE" and "H" Barneson engraved on it in a junk shop in Washington state?
      Regards, F. Wright