Columbia 1958

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Columbia  ( 1958 ) half hull wooden hand crafted. Designed by Olin J. Stephens II.Order on line, worldwide delivery.

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$295.00

Hand-crafted plank-on-frame wood hull with white topsides . Varnished stained wood hull.

Hull size: 60cm.

Board size: 75cm X 20cm

Size75 cm L x 20 cm Hgh
Year1958
Half Hull SizeMedium (75cm X 20cm)

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Columbia 1958

Columbia 1958

Starting with the lines of Vim, Olin J. Stephens II designed a new boat, which gradually took shape on Bill Maurogianni’s drawing board, after numerous comparison tests in tank. On completion of this work, Olin considered that Columbia would be slightly superior to Vim.

In the selection trials, there was a close struggle between Vim and Columbia.  Briggs Cunningham needed all of his strength and the two Stephens brothers, Rod and Olin, who were part of the crew, all of their vigilance to enable Columbia to snatch selection to defend the Cup.

Already Olin Stephens’ Twelve Meter science was half a second a mile ahead of Vim, and half a minute ahead of Sceptre, the challenger.

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