Despite looking all the same, the 15-Metres designed following the International Rule differ considerably one from another. Even though we had already designed several sails for two sister ships, for Lady Anne we worked closely with the manager Paul Goss and the skipper Richard Le May. By altering the original sail plan and replacing several sails, we got an outstanding result.
The Lady Anne is one of the rare, still sailing 15-Metre yachts designed following the International Rule.
She is the sister ship of Tuiga (1909), Mariska (1908) and Hispania (1909). This vessel was launched for the wealthy yachtsman George Coats.
She was built by William Fife III at the legendary Scottish yard owned by the Fife family in Fairlie, a small village on the West coast of Scotland.
Until 1920s she sailed with a Marconi rigging, then she was converted into a ketch, and it is said that she was used to transport ammunition during Word War II.
After spending a few years in Spain, The Lady Anne (sail number D10) was found in England on the Hamble river and restored at the Fairlie Restorations shipyard, near Southampton.
In 1999 she started taking part in competitions for vintage yachts. In 2003 she won the Fife Regatta, and at present she is racing in the 15-Metres category.
|Type||Auric Cutter, 15 m. S.I.|
|Designer||William Fife III (Fairlie – Scotland)|
|Builder||William Fife & Son (Fairlie – Scotland)|
|Length over spars||22.90|
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