Sceptre, 1958


Sceptre: Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK; lost to  Columbia 1958 (scroll down for a more detailed Description)

Print published 1971 by Hugh Evelyn Limited; drawn by Scottish marine artist © John Gardner (1930-2010)
Size: 33.5 x 23.5 cm [13 ¼″ x 9 ¼”] (may vary slightly from printers’ cut 50 years ago)
Printed on white cardstock c. 142 g/sm2
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Club:  Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK;
Designer: David Boyd
Builder: Alexander Robinson, Sandbank, Scotland;
Launched: 1958;
Rig:  All metal Sloop
Owner: Hugh Goodson Syndicate
Skipper: Graham Mann
27.3 Tons; Length: 68′ 11″ (21.0 m); Beam: 11′ 10″ (3.6 m); Draught: 9′ 1″ (2.6 m);
Sail area: 1,832 ft² (170 m²);

Sceptre (K-17) was the unsuccessful challenger of the 1958 America’s Cup for the Royal Yacht Squadron. She was the first 12 metre yacht built to compete for the Cup following the rule change after WW II. J class yachts that had competed during the 30’s had become too large and too expensive. Conceived in 1956 she was designed by David Boyd and built at Sandbank on the Holy Loch in Argyll. Sceptre was owned by a syndicate headed by Hugh Goodson, plus Richard Dickson, William H. Northam, William G. Walkley, and Noel Foley. Sceptre lost 4-0 to defender Columbia of the New York Yacht Club at Newport RI. She is now owned and sailed in British waters by the Sceptre Preservation Society.

Additional information

Weight 0.0112 kg
Dimensions 33.5 × 23.5 cm