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Salome II

Boat TypeCarmen development
Sail NumberMH15
ClubMiddle Harbour Yacht Club
LOA10.13m, 33.25f
LWL7.92m, 26f
Beam2.84m, 9.33f
Draught1.75m, 5.75f
Year Build1966 (age 56)
Owner (s)Ron Swanson
Designer (s)Ron Swanson
Builder(s)Ron Swanson
Former CrewDave Linton
Doug Gilling
Frank Likely
J ORourke
JF Swanson
KJ Swanson
Laurie Mitchell
Leo Reilly

Salome II

Ron designed Salome for the One Ton Cup series in Denmark's Kattegat. This was the One Ton Cup - the first Level Rating Regatta for yacht that rated no more than 27.5 feet. The concept sent to designers all over the world rushing to their drawing boards - Ron included. He produced another double-ended, Salome with a large mainsail for the light winds in Denmark's Kattegat, where the next One Ton Cup series was to be held.

The MHYC took the venture to heart and feted the crew of Ron Swanson (owner/skipper), Doug Gilling (Navigator), Leo Reilly, Laurie Mitchell and Dave Linton. Salome was on her way to represent the club for the first time in the One Ton Cup.

Ron did not make feathers fly on the waters of the Kattegat, but when Salome came back, Ron re-rigged her for Australian conditions and went on to second place in the next 1966 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

Article: A Credit to the designer- Ron Swanson,542022&hl=en

Testing Salome

From Seacraft Magazine Jun 1966

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