Verity A

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Design No. 0019
Built for: C. H. Klienwort
Builder: Woodnutt & Co., Isle of Wight, England
Date designed: 1937
Class – Hull Number Channel Class No. 1
Principal Design Data
L.O.A: 38’ 4½” (11.58m)
Datum: 26’ 0” ( 7.92m)
Beam Max: 8’ 9″ ( 2.67m)
Draft: 5′ 6” ( 1.68m)
Displacement tons: 6.94
T.M.: 10.17 tons
Ballast ratio: 52.9%
Sail Area: 624 sq. ft
Rig: Bermudan Cutter

Verity A is the first of eleven ‘Channel Class’ ocean racing yachts designed by Jack Laurent Giles between 1937 and 1939, but she was first sketched in 1936 as proposal number P-28: a 9 ton cutter.
The design was just two projects before Lt. Commander John Illingworth’s Maid of Malham but ‘The Maid’ was launched first and therefore most contemporary editorial of the time talked of ‘The Maid’ as being the earlier design. This is most probably because the actual Channel class yacht reviewed was CH hull number three – Triune of Troy (design number 0028) built by Moody’s in 1938 for Lord Russell of Liverpool


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Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for Verity A. 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

There are currently no Study Notes prepared for the Channel class

Model Plans

Full set of Stock Building Plans

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A replica of Verity A can be constructed from the original 1937 drawings, or if preferred using strip plank construction for which full construction, rigging and outfit drawings will be provided.

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