On a weekend in early June, 21 yachts on both sides of the Atlantic pulled at dock lines and tugged on moorings in anticipation of regattas comprising the Road to the Worlds Waypoints series, the run-up to the 12 Metre World Championship. But wait…a gaff-rigged 12 Metre? Vintage division pre-WWII yachts were built from toand while some have been updated within limits with mod cons and materials, these gleaming wooden yachts are truly an inspiring sight to behold under sail.
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It was about 11 AM, July 16, The open ocean off Newport was dotted with boats-both power and sail. Committee boats, yacht tenders, and the sleek 12 Meters all vying for selection to defend the America's Cup.
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More than just a Twelve Metre, GLEAM is hailed by yachtsmen as the grande dame of the fleet, having been painstakingly restored and maintained by the same owner for more than 30 years. GLEAM has her original fully appointed interior offering comfort for all guests with ample seating, a galley and an enclosed private head complete with a remarkable copper basin. She has never stopped winning races since she was built and often beats the new classic Twelves. GLEAM was designed by the famous naval architect, Clinton Crane, for his own personal use with the intent of reviving the 12 Metre class.