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Abeking & Rasmussen 100 Sq m Windfall Sloop 1936 - Sold



Abeking & Rasmussen 100 Sq m Windfall Sloop 1936

Designer Henry Rasmussen
Builder Abeking & Rasmussen AG
Date 1936
Length overall 57 ft 5 in / 17.5 m
Length deck 57 ft 5 in / 17.5 m
Length waterline 40 ft 4 in / 12.3 m
Beam 11 ft 6 in / 3.5 m
Draft 7 ft 10 in / 2.4 m
Displacement 23.6 Tonnes
Construction Carvel mahogany planking on oak and iron frames
Engine Volvo MD22 59 HP Diesel
Location Germany
Price Sold

These details are provisional and may be amended



Most sailors know the story of the Windfall yachts – FLAMINGO is the last of the line remaining to date with the British services in Germany – and since 1945 has provided a very seaworthy and beautiful platform on which countless servicemen and women with their friends have acquired their navigation and seamanship skills. At 57 foot with sensible accommodation for at least 7 people; FLAMINGO is reaching for new adventures and is moreover reasonably priced.



There is not a lot of FLAMINGO’s individual history recorded - there are photos of her however with Reichsmarschal Göring on board at the 1936 Kiel Week just preceding the infamous Olympic Games that year. During the 1930s the Germans built up a large fleet of cruiser racer yachts to sail under the German Square Metre Rule including 30, 50, 80, 100 150 and even 250 sq m boats that became known as the Seefahrtkreuzer Klassen and principally used for nautical training of German armed forces officers. At the end of World War II a large number of these German Government owned yachts were allocated to the victors; many finding their way into various mainly British services yacht clubs. These became known as the ‘Windfalls’ and FLAMINGO among them has been based at the British Kiel Yacht Club since then for the benefit of servicemen and women in sail and adventurous training in and around the Baltic, some aspects of which are related in Michael Cudmore’s book “The Windfall Yachts”. FLAMINGO is the last of the Windfall yachts now left sailing from the BKYC.

Built in 1935 she originally had no engine and was fractional rigged; typical of that era. An engine was added later as was the doghouse. At some time the rig was changed to masthead by removing the running backstays and the top of the mast leaving the headsails the same size but reducing the mainsail.

During the 60s and 70s it was thought fibreglass sheathing would prolong the life of the Windfalls and a number of the boats at Kiel were so treated but in retrospect it was not the best thing to have done. FLAMINGO fortunately was spared this ordeal and while over the years individual planks have had to be replaced, she did not suffer as the others did from wood rotting inside the plastic. In her last major survey at the end of 2009 / 10 it transpired there was relatively little work to be done - remarkable for such an old lady.



- Carvel mahogany planking on oak and iron frames
- Full keel with lead ballast
- Teak deck and coach roof


Accommodation and domestic equipment

Accommodation is for 10 in an interior part varnished and part painted white deck heads
- From the cockpit double slatted doors and hatch slides forward over coach roof
- Doghouse with chart table to port
- 1 x Pilot berth to starboard
- Companionway steps down over engine compartment
- 2 x Quarter berths
- Galley to port with 3 ring hob, oven and stainless steel sink with hot and cold fresh water
- Head opposite to starboard with manual WC
- Full length doorway in bulkhead forward
- Main saloon
- 2 x Settee berths; one each side
- Drop leaf folding table for 10
- 2 Folding berths outboard; one each side
- Owners cabin with 2 berths and wash basin.
- Forepeak with large hatch to fore deck
- 1 x Single berth
- Sail and sheet stowage
- Chain locker forward


Rig, spars and sails

- Spruce mast with stainless steel rigging
- Boom and crutch

Sails from Faber & Munker
- Mainsail 68 sq m
- 2 x Genoa; 75 sq m and 58 sq m
- 2 x Jib; 38 sq m and 28 sq m


Deck layout equipment and ground tackle

From aft
- Stainless steel pushpit with seat
- Stainless steel stanchions and guard rails running forward each side
- Bronze mooring cleats and fairleads P&S
- Lifting tiller on bronze rudder stock set in bronze builder’s plate surround
- Raised teak lazarette hatch abaft cockpit
- Cockpit with mahogany coamings
- Teak deck seating over lockers both sides
- Teak grating cockpit sole
- 4 x Bronze sheet winches set on pedestals outboard of coamings
- Compass binnacle
- Sliding hatch in doghouse fore end of cockpit
- Doghouse with windows to sides and fwd
- Hand rails each side of doghouse roof
- Trunk cabin leads forward to mast
- Hand rails along coach roof each side
- 3 x Bronze port lights in trunk cabin sides and 2 forward
- Life raft stowage over trunk cabin (Life rafts not included)
- 6 x Bronze mushroom vents on coach roof
- Butterfly skylight hatch in coach roof over main saloon
- Jib track each side
- Mast
- Deck prism
- Large fore hatch to access forepeak
- Sampson post
- Stainless steel Pulpit
- Bronze mooring cleats and fairleads P&S
- 45lb CQR with 40 m 10mm chain over bow roller


Mechanical electrical and tankage

- Volvo MD22 59 HP Diesel engine c 1995
- 3 Bladed fixed propeller
- 60 A 12 V alternator
- 4 x Domestic batteries 108 Ah each
- 1 x Engine 105 Ah battery
- Stainless steel 26 gallon / 100 litre fuel tank
- Stainless steel 66 gallon / 250 litre fresh water tank


Navigation, communications and electronics

- Cassens & Plath steering compass
- Raymarine multi & wind
- Simrad RD 68 VHF
- NASA Navtex
- Raymarine chart plotter
- Clock & barometer



1 x Electric bilge pump
2 x Manual bilge pumps


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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