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Sailing Vessel Lightfoot
(to a qualified buyer)
Sitka, Alaska, USA
August 30, 2017,
Sept 1, 19
hull # 33
USCG Document number 510608
A double-ender fiberglass sloop built at the
Royal System Yacht Yard, Randers, Denmark in 1967
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Designed by Aage Utzon (1885-1970) who was known for his wooden double-enders (spidsgatter). The Sagitta-30 was the first fiberglass (FRP) boat he designed. It was over-built with a thicker hull than seen in today's boats. Some think they were unsure of the new-fangled fiberglass material and made it extra thick to be safe. This was also before the era of rushed fiberglass manufacturing that produced blister problem. The result is an impressively strong and enduring hull. Other innovations included using synthetic sandwich material in the deck for strength and insulation.
Approximately 40 Sagitta-30's were built in Denmark between 1965 and 1967. Later, hulls were sold with other yards finishing the craft.
The Sagitta-30 was known for its seaworthiness. There were reports of Sagitta-30s sailing around the world (see 'interesting reads' below)
As a side note, Aage's son, Jorn Utzon (1918-2008), became an architect and designed the opera house in Sydney, Australia.
Travels of Distant Star
Saggita-30's For Sale and Sold
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