12 METRE COLLECTION
The impressive 12-meter yachts were first built in 1907. Just one year later, the boat class competed in the Olympic Games off the west coast of Scotland. The boats of the traditional class must comply with the 12-metre formula, whereby designers and builders take into account, among other things, the sail area, the boat length at the waterline and the boat circumference. From 1958 to 1987, the America's Cup was sailed with the 12-metre yachts. Regattas are just as much about design and construction as they are about crew and tactics. More than 100 years after the construction of the first 12-metre yacht, the boats with their wooden construction are still highly admired by sailors worldwide. Based on the values of the legendary boats, we have developed an exclusive 12mR collection.
12 METRE WORLD Collection
Trivia was built 1937 in England by Camper and Nicholsons for Vernon MacAndrew. MacAndrew sailed Trivia very successfully and won the King's Cup in the Cowes Week 1937 and 1938 respectively. From 1948 to 1958 Trivia sailed off Oslo under the name Norsaga. At that time as today there was a large 12er fleet in Norway, above all because the yacht designer Johan Anker, one of the fathers of the 12mR formula and friend of the sailing enthusiastic royal family, had built many 12ers for the Norwegian moneyed aristocracy. In the old Norsaga logbook you can read that the royal family sailed on Trivia as early as 1949, today's King Harald still as a young boy. Chuck Bay's widow sold Trivia back to England in 1959 to Lord Craigmyle, who wanted to sail for the America's Cup with his Red Duster Syndicate in 1962. However, the Australians had also submitted a challenge to the Cup defender New York Yacht Club for the first time, so that the English had to wait until 1964. In 1963 Trivia was modified by John Arthur Robb to such an extent that she joined the group of yachts that were considered challengers for the America's Cup and in 1964 she actually went to Newport on the U.S. East Coast to the qualifying races together with the English Sovereign. In the Cup final the Americans defeated Sovereign clearly. Trivia then stayed in the USA and sailed for many years on the Great Lakes where she won the famous Chicago-Mackinac Race in 1968 and 1969 in front of more than 180 other yachts. Since 2000 the enthusiasm for the classic racing yachts can be seen again in the Baltic Sea. Many of the restored yachts that were previously sailed in Newport, Cowes and the Mediterranean Sea are now based in the Baltic Sea. The highlight of the 12er scene was however the large 150-year anniversary of the America's Cup 2001 in Cowes in which 36 12er participated.