Saturday, December 10, 2011

Royal Corinthian One Design Part 2

I don’t always get things right, therefore don’t believe that what I write here is a hundred percent correct. I’m fallible like most of us mortals. For proof of my fallibility, although proof is not required, click the link below.* There you will see a photo of ‘Whimbrel’, a Royal Burnham One Design that I mistakenly thought was a Royal Corinthian One Design – my apologies for getting it wrong, and thank you to ‘chudgrower’ who pointed out my error which I have just discovered. I shall in due course make a note to that effect at the page mentioned.

Anyway, here’s a nice photo of a genuine Royal Corinthian One Design (‘Coram’) on the hard at Rice and Coles.

Here's a close-up.

These decked racers designed by Harry C. Smith, dating back to 1934, of the same fantastic vintage as me, are still in business, being regularly raced under the patronage of the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club at Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex. Seventeen were built, and a full history with facts and figures is available at this link.**


LOA 6.86m (22'6")
Beam 1.83m (6'0")
Draught 1.07m (3'6")

Construction: Carvel mahogany on oak frames

Text for the Day

Philippians 4:8 ‘Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things.’


*Royal Corinthian One Design

**Royal Corinthian One Design

History of Royal Corinthian One Design

Royal Corinthian Yacht Club

RCOD Fleet Status 2005

Royal Corinthian One Design removed from Sale


Bursledon Blogger said...

I think the RCOD is one of the nicest of the keel boats, we have a big fleet of XOD's locally and the Victory class in Pompey, plus Sunbeams, Swallows, Darings, but the east coat fleet gets my vote!

William Serjeant said...

Yes, for that size of boat she's very pretty - certainly more graceful than the Royal Burnham One Design, but I like the West Solent One Design which is larger. She will be the subject of Monday's blog.