-Alfred Mylne's 12Metre
During the 1939 races,
JENETTA was the only boat being
capable of beating Vanderbilt`s 1939
S&S construction VIM by 2 seconds
on a 27nm race.
Mission to save
a piece of yachting history
Sir William P. Burton (1864-1942), helmsman of Sir Thomas Lipton’s America’s Cup challenger, Shamrock IV. She became the longest and fastest 12-Metre ever built.
During the 1939 races
JENETTA was the only boat being capable of beating Vanderbilt`s 1939 S&S construction VIM by 2 seconds on a 27nm race.
Of the 1,000 or more races,
Sir William Burton has sailed in twenty-five years, 618 were on his own yachts. He won with these 235 first prizes and 140 others, making total of 375.
‘Jenetta ‘ was bought
from the late Sir William’s estate by L J Clements of Banbury, Oxfordshire. In 1950 ‘Jenetta’ was sold to A W Stevens of Stirlingshire. A few years later he sold ‘Jenetta ‘, now out of class to the Urry family in Vancouver.
She was abandoned for many years in Vancouver, Canada
“Almost exactly 80 years since her launch in 1939
“Almost exactly 80 years since her launch in 1939, Jenetta, the longest 3rd rule 12m ever built, was relaunched at the Robbe and Berking Classics yard in Flensburg in June, 2019.
After a meticulous rebuild, she soon proved her Mylne provenance, with some emphatic results at the R&B Sterling Cup
-Including a first”, Mylne Classic Yacht Design.