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Design No. 0108

Built for: Major G. E. W Potter

Builder: A. H. Moody & Son, Swanwick. England
Date designed: 1949

Principal Design Data

L.O.A: 43’  3½”  (13.20 m)
Datum: 33’  0”   (10.06 m)
Beam Max: 9’  2¾”  (2.81 m)
Draft: 7′  3”  (2.21 m)
Displacement tons: 7.22
T.M.: 11.86 tons
Ballast ratio: 46.0%
Sail Area: 635 sq. ft
Rig: Bermudan Fractional Sloop


In the 1949 R.O.R.C program Fandango was competing in the strongest fleet against Myth, and Fandango was Giles’s preferred design of that there is no doubt. With longer overhangs, narrower beam and deeper draft Fandango would obviously suffer a rating penalty over Myth and to compensate for this the sail plan was smaller than would be expected.

Jack Giles was for some time a member of the R.O.R.C. Technical Committee and as such he would know the rule inside out, he had anticipated a rule change to penalise ‘Myth’ Types with short overhangs. Various commentaries from the time report that Fandango was completed in a rush and in her first season did not enjoy an appropriate work up period, indeed she sailed straight from Moody’s to the Fastnet race start!

Fandango is currently to be seen exhibited at the IBTC Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and is undergoing an extensive rebuild to her original 1949 condition.


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Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for Fandango, Individual plan copies cost $85.00 which includes standard airmail. Please contact us using the link for information on how to order..

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Study Notes

Study notes for Fandango will be available in the Autumn of 2017. Please contact us for further information.

Model Plans

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Full set of Stock Building Plans

1083 Construction Plan low res

A replica of the Fandango can be constructed from the original 1949 drawings, or if preferred using strip plank construction for which full construction, rigging and outfit drawings will be provided.

Poster & Art Prints

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