à jour au: 2013
1973 Plan Bruce KING, construit en aluminium par Sparcraft
Terrorist was a radical IOR yacht designed
by Bruce King in 1973. She featured twin asymmetric centreboards, angled
outwards at 12 degrees and 'toed in' at 3 degrees to the centreline. Terrorist
introduced the concept of internal ballast, a considerable change from keeping
ballast as low as possible in a keel. The boards could be lifted independently
or linked by a connected system that lifted the weather foil while the
leeward foil stayed deep in undisturbed water, and combined with the
slight angle to the centreline the boards created tremendous
lift to weather. Off the wind both foils were retracted to reduce drag
and wetted surface. Despite being an odd boat - short (10.8m LOA), wide
(3.9m beam), high-wooded and relatively light (4,765kg), she was seen as a real
threat in the 1974 One Ton Cup held in Tourquay.
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1974 17 juillet , One Ton Cup, Torbay (UK): 16e/33, P. A. CASSEL
Victoire à la manche 1, Dématage dans la manche 3, DNS à la manche 4.
Novembre "Voiles et Voiliers":
augmentée qui augmente le rating à 29.4'.
SORC: ?e/?? Classe D,
2009 May, Paul B, seen on forum... "About 10 years ago the King OT "terrorist" was sitting, rotting in a slip near the end of Shelter Island. I think it is long gone."
The long term future of Terrorist was seriously affected by the introduction of a 'moveable appendage factor' (MAF) to the IOR later in 1974, which raised her rating a full two feet and out of the One Ton rating limit of 27.5ft.
Terrorist was re-discovered a few years ago sitting forlornly in a yard in the US. An American yachtsman Paul Tullos has been very busy refurbishing the yacht, and hopes to have her back in the water for the Northern Hemisphere spring. The hull fairing process is nearly completed, and the boat will be fitted with a new carbon mast, and dual rudders. There will be even less interior than originally, so the boat will be a big daysailer, at least initially.
August, Vessel back in ater with carbon mast.
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