Another UK Open Class to Attend the 6mR Worlds
A very warm welcome to another UK boat, GBR 90 LYONESSE, who will be competing in the Open Class at the #6mRWorldChampionship2017 in Vancouver this September! We’re happy to have you ‘on board’, Robert Leigh-Wood and team!
Boat Name: Lyonesse (ex Lion)
Sail: GBR 90
Year Built: 1988
Designer: Stephen Jones
Builder: Webb Bros. Hamble
History: Designed by Stephen Jones, a well known IOR designer, her construction was started by the Webb Brothers in 1987. After finishing she was first launched for the 1988 Europeans at Falmouth. Raced widely by firstly Tony Canning together with Robert Leigh-Wood, she finished 3rd in the 1994 Europeans at Benodet. More recently, she has been owned and raced by Robert Leigh-Wood, who finished 5th in her in Newport (RI) and 4th at the 6mR Europeans 2016 in Brunnen.
(Source: 6metreworlds.com / photo credit: Lee Whitehead, www.photolounge.co.uk from livesaildie.com)
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