Length: 4.27m (14ft)
Width: unknown
Country: South Africa
Keel Type:
Rig Type:
Bermuda Sloop Fractional (with jib)
Trapeze: 1
Sail Area: sq. m
Spinnaker Type:
Symmetric spinnaker
Spinnaker Area:
0 sq.m
Design Year: 1946
Boats Built:
No handicap data found

In Durban, South Africa, the article on the “Fuss” design (IDRA 14) in an English sailing magazine  was noticed with interest by a wealthy businessman called Rupert Ellis Browne. The result of this was an order for 14 boats in 1946. The boats were built by the Lymington Slipway & Engineering Co. in Hampshire England – where the designer George O’Brien Kennedy was based at the time. The boats were shipped out to Durban where the Class was called “REB’s”.  (REB was the initials of Rupert Ellis Brown). Rupert personally paid for the cost and delivery eleven of the 14 boats imported  – the others were paid for by other Club members. 

From https://www.idra14.ie/class-history


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