Monday, September 5, 2011

Design 1343 - 12-Meter Columbia

Image Courtesy Beken of Cowes

Of all the S&S 12-meters, it could be argued that Columbia is the prettiest. She was the 1958 America's Cup winner. Built of wood by Henry Nevins of City Island, New York she was the first post-war 12-meter designed by the firm. She is also the very 1st America's Cup 12-meter winner.

The crew consisted of Rod Stephens as bowman, Cornelius Shields as skipper, Briggs Cunningham as helmsman, Henry Sears as navigator and Olin Stephens in the afterguard.

Learn more about the S&S 12-meters by clicking here.

Here are the plans.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 69'-5"
LWL 45'-6"
Beam 11'-9"
Draft 8'-9'
Displacement 63,200 lbs
Sail Area 1,985 sq ft


4 comments:

  1. I read on magazine "Boating" of 1964, that Corny Shields took over Bruggs Cunningham like helsman. (If you want I can paste it the link)

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  3. Hi you doing Gentlemen,my concerns are,if I use resin vynilester,and kevlar carbon fibre,with vertical strip planking EVA,can I improve transverse and longitudinal stability?What is applicable Rating formula,I got twoo,one with Girth dif. and another without that problem,In fluid mechanics we have Magnum principle, or aerodynamics,if we heel a yacht with current cross section profile,we make a reaction perpendicular to ship direction.Ranger as I remember had rounded profile of sections.johann

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