Sail number

Given name
Category Monohull, aluminium two tonner Loa 12,5 m
Year of launch 1978

Designed by the naval architect German Frers and built by the British yard Martland Marine, Gitana VII was an aluminium two tonner. Originally built to participate in the selection rounds for the Admiral’s Cup 1979, the monohull quickly had to abandon any vague desires of making the start line following some complicated issues with her finish and the class measurement. Once these problems had been resolved, Gitana VII took part in the Two Ton Cup races 1979, which she won. This victory earned the Baron a quip from a sailing journalist: “Honour to whom Two Tonner is due, Baron Edmond de Rothschild has won again.”