SEA SWALLOW was Uffa's first Thirty-Square Metre design and she was built in his yard for Colonel Richardson for the 1938 season. The requirement was for a light weather 'thirty' as she was meant to be part of a team to race in America later that year.
Uffa put a lot of thought into this design with hatches positioned for sail handling, her turtle deck rather than conventional side decks and cuddy and her unusual bow which was compared in the press recently to the IAC boats racing for the Old Mug in New Zealand.
We think of modern boats as having light construction but here we have a 43 foot boat weighing 2.75 tons in racing trim - food for thought!
The boat is recorded in Uffa's 1938 book Thoughts On Yachts And Yachting.
Length Overall 43'-6'' Length WL 28'-6'' Beam Max 7'-2'' Draught 4'-11'' Sail Area (sq feet) 323 Displacement (tons) 2.75
These are the original plans and have quite badly deteriorated. They will probably be reproducable with modern copying techniques. Lines Plan Hull Construction Measurement Plan
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