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Sparkman & Stephens 37 ft Sloop 1966



Sparkman & Stephens 37 ft Sloop 1966

Designer Sparkman & Stephens #1857
Builder Clare Lallow Cowes
Date 1966
Length overall 36 ft 9 in / 11.21 m
Length deck 36 ft 9 in / 11.21 m
Length waterline 26 ft 7 in / 8.1 m
Beam 9 ft 10 in / 3 m
Draft 6 ft 3 in / 1.9 m
Displacement 6.4 Tonnes
Construction Carvel mahogany planking on larch frames
Engine Volvo MD2030 29 HP Diesel 2002
Location United Kingdom
Price GBP 95,000

These details are provisional and may be amended



An iconic race winner by any standards, her light weight - for that period nevertheless belies the strength of CLARIONET's construction by Lallows and while the accommodation below is not luxurious there is space and the facilities sufficient to allow for more relaxed sailing. Nonetheless her reputation and capabilities are an undoubted inspiration to those with racing in mind and it is notable that CLARIONET along with her sister ROUNDABOUT figure - as the "Terrible Twins" in Olin Steven's "LINES a half century of yacht designs" - with particular reference to the pioneering - and successful use of separated rudder and keel.


Racing record

CLARIONET has had a long and successful racing record from her first year 1966 when she won or came second in almost every race she took part in, including Cowes Week winner and first overall in the RORC 1966 St Malo Race. Some of her successes within the last 30 years include
- EAORA Overall Champion (IOR) 1985
- EAORA Overall Champion (IOR) 1986
- Overall winner RORC Channel Race (IOR) 1987
(The race included a 42 strong Admiral’s Cup fleet)
- EAORA Overall Champion (CHS) 1988
- Winner of EAORA Week 1988
- Class winner Fastnet Race 1987
- RORC Points Champion CHS Class 4 1989
- RORC Points Champion CHS Class 4 1990
- RORC Points Champion CHS Class 3 1992
- RORC Points Champion CHS Class 3 1993

- 4th Overall (all classes) Round Britain & Ireland 1992
- 4th Overall (all classes) Fastnet Race 1995

- Class winner in Fastnet Race 2001
- RORC Points Champion IRC Class 3 2008
- 3rd in Class Fastnet Race 2009

She has moreover enjoyed many club level wins including 3 times winner of the Sussex Y C Royal Escape Race. Having raced consistently since 1966, with successes under 4 different rating systems she is still very competitive under IRC today. More recently in the Panerai Classics she was Class winner in 2013. She came second in both 2014 and 15, in which year she was also winner in her Class of the bicentennial Round The Island Race.



- Carvel mahogany planking over larch frames and longitudinal stringers, wooden floors
- Deck in marine ply coated with painted GRP
- Raw teak toe rail
- Large cockpit with deck level seating
- Raised “trademark” coamings around cockpit extend up and forward over coach roof


Deck layout, equipment and ground tackle

From aft
- Stainless pushpit stanchions and guard rails
- Raw teak toe rail
- Stainless steel fairleads each side on toe rail
- Varnished coamings with raw teak cappings extend fwd of trunk cabin hatchway
- Varnished mahogany hatch over lazarette
- Self draining cockpit
- Varnished wood tiller with alloy extension
- Seating each side; gas locker under stbd seat
- Volvo engine controls and manual bilge pump
- 2 x Hutton 40 ST secondary winches on raw teak plinths outside coaming; one each side
- Harken spin grip sheaves with jammers on raw teak blocks each side
- Harken main sheet jammers and blocks each side
- Raised trunk cabin fwd with V shaped aperture and sliding hatch in coach roof
- Raymarine and Tacktick instrument readers on bulkheads each side
- 2 x Hutton (original Barient pattern) 56 ST primary winches on coach roof by hatchway
- Harken foresail tracks on deck each side; controls lead to cleats in cockpit for trimming
- Harken windward traveller system main sheet track on coach roof
- 2 x Harken 40 halyard winches on coach roof
- 6 x Spinlock halyard clutches (spinnaker, genoa 1, main, genoa 2, spin2 and pole up)
- 2 x Small Alu / Perspex hatches in coach roof over saloon
- Z Spars boom vang
- Mast and fittings with all Harken blocks
- Large Alu / Perspex hatch in coach roof over foc’sle
- 2 x Bronze fairleads at bow
- 2 x CQR anchors with chain and warp
- Stainless steel bow roller / small sprit for asymmetric


Rig spars and sails

Sloop rig
- Single spreader mast boom and vang all new Aug 2004
- Stainless steel standing rigging

Sails in laminate by Crusader Sails
- Classic fully battened main
- Light Genoa
- No 1 Genoa
- No 2 Genoa
- No 3 Genoa hardly used
- 0.6 oz GP Runner
- 0.9 oz Working spinnaker
- 1.5 Code Zero


Accommodation and domestic equipment

Access in trunk cabin aft
- Sliding hatch and companionway steps
- Mahogany interior joinery with varnished trim and deck beams
- White painted deck head and bulkheads
- Teak and holly cabin sole.
- Chart table and instruments to port
- Stowage under and open lockers outboard
- Pilot seat extending as quarter berth aft

Galley stbd
- Plastimo Neptune 2500 gimballed 2 x burner hob and grill to side
- Top loading stowage around stove
- Stainless steel sink fwd with Whale manual cold water pump
- Stowage for crockery and cutlery outboard

Saloon forward
- 2 x settee berths
- Mahogany engine housing box on centerline doubles as table
- Stowage outboard each side
- Volvo engine instruments and Electric isolator panel on fwd bulkhead
- Acces fwd
- Hanging locker and drawer stowage to starboard
- Head forward of mast to port
- Johnson Manual WC and open stowage outboard

Fore cabin
- 2 x Vee berths
- Much stowage below for sails etc
- Hatch in deck head over


Mechanical, electrical and tankage

- Volvo MD2030 29 HP Diesel engine new 2002
- Shaft and folding propeller
- Adverc Battery management system
- 2 x 12 V 95 AH batteries under focs’le berths port and stbd
- Boat completely rewired with new instrument panel in 1997
- Engine instrument and isolator panel for instruments, VHF and lights on main bulkhead
- Tools and spares
- Fuel tank under cockpit
- Water tanks under saloon settee berths amidships


Navigation communications and electronics

- Standard TackTick package with cockpit readouts - new on Casse Tete refit 2012/3.
- Hand held VHF



- 2 x Horseshoe life buoys


Refit 2012 - 13

- In 2012 /13 CLARIONET underwent a refit at Casse Tete; the significant works were:
- Rudder dropped and enlarged slightly compared with the original
- Skeg inspected, strengthened and all reassembled
- Transom re veneered
- Repair of cockpit
- New coach roof and dodger
- Window surrounds re polished
- Winches on coach roof removed and serviced
- Cockpit coamings and trunk cabin sides re veneered
- Winches and deck hardware removed and serviced
- Gas lines and bilge pumps serviced
- New skin fittings, all hoses and clips renewed
- Engine head intake and cooling heads separated


These particulars have been prepared from information provided by the vendors and are intended as a general guide. The purchaser should confirm details of concern to them by survey or engineers inspection. The purchaser should also ensure that the purchase contract properly reflects their concerns and specifies details on which they wish to rely.


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