A bold experiment

A miffed Frank Morgan Giles was not thrilled to agree his first build commission for a rival designer – especially for a young unknown like Robert Clarke – but the end result would turn out to be one of his famous yard’s most successful creations… Clare McComb

‘Ortac is a bold experiment,’ declared Yachting World in 1937. She was a Bermudan cutter, 49ft overall, just over 20 tons TM and 35ft LWL, which gave her owner the choice of racing in either large or small RORC classes. Uffa Fox called 35ft the ‘magic length’, praising the club for an imaginative regulation that had created the added interest of almost a class within a class, given the fair few boats built to the spec that year.

We invite you to read on and find out for yourself why Seahorse is the most highly-rated source in the world for anyone who is serious about their racing.

To read on simply SIGN up NOW
Take advantage of our very best subscription offer or order a single copy of this issue of Seahorse.

Online at:
www.seahorse.co.uk/shop and use the code TECH20

Or via email:

Or for iPad simply download the Seahorse App at the iTunes store