Orana : In French Ownership, Still Going Strong
Orana is one of around thirty 8 meter International Cruser/Racers (IC/R) that were built in the late 1950s and 1960s. Not to be confused with the 'straigth eights' the 8 meter International Racer Cruisers (IRC), many of the IC/R boats were designed or built by McGruers. Orana's historic claim to fame was to win the 1966 RORC Beaumaris-Cork Race well ahead of many internationally renowned offshore racers. Forty-one years later, in 2007, she came second in the Challenge Classique Atlantique (CCA), a French competition that takes into account participation in 12 regattas, and which involved 74 yachts. More recently, in 2017, she was spotted racing in the Gulf de Morbihan, reportedly in immaculate condition.
Built : 1959 by Morris & Lorimer Ltd at Sandbank, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
LOA : 42' 0"
LWL : 27' 3"
Beam : 9' 10"
Draught : 6' 3"
Displacement : 12 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 301395
Sail : N° K8, 875
Orana Custodians & Home Ports
Mr & Mrs JW Roy (1973-1980-?) Clynder, Argyll & Bute, Scotland
John D Pearson (1967-1972) Howth, Dublin, Ireland
Kenneth B Miller (1961-1966) Rhu, Argyll & Bute, Scotland
Kenneth B Miller VRD & Hugh Miller (?-1960) Rhu, Argyll & Bute, Scotland
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Page last updated : April 2018