Tuiga (D3) and Lulworth (2) in race. France, 2006
|Namesake:||Contraction of the name of Santa Ana winds|
|Port of registry:||San Francisco|
|Builder:||Wilmington Boat Works, "Wilbo"|
|Refit:||1999, Keefe Kaplan Maritime, Inc.|
|Homeport:||San Francisco, California (2010)|
|Yacht designer:||Olin Stephens (1934)|
|Burgee:||Saint Francis Yacht Club|
|Class & type:||Schooner|
|Displacement:||20 t (20 long tons) (2006)|
|Length:||19.5 m (64 ft 0 in) o/a
16.5 m (54 ft 2 in) on deck (rating)
14 m (45 ft 11 in) w/l (rating)
|Beam:||3.65 m (12 ft 0 in)|
|Draught:||2.2 m (7 ft 3 in)|
52 m (171 ft) spruce mast
27.60 m (90.6 ft) spruce boom
20 m (66 ft) sitka spinnaker pole
Mainsail 465 m2 (5,010 sq ft)
Marconi topsail 133 m2 (1,430 sq ft)
Staysail 114 m2 (1,230 sq ft)
Jib 69.5 m2 (748 sq ft)
Jib topsail 46.5 m2 (501 sq ft)
Spinnaker 500 m2 (5,400 sq ft)
|Build:||Wood (mahogany on oak)|
The sailing yacht Santana is a Marconi-rigged schooner built by Wilmington Boat Works in Los Angeles in 1935. Originally designed by Olin Stephens for W.L. Stewart, she was owned by several Hollywood notables including Humphrey Bogart. She sank in her slip in 1997 but was completely restored in 1999 at Keefe Kaplan Maritime Incorporated, by her current owners, Paul and Christine Kaplan.
The Big Class
The boat's name is a contraction of the name for Santa Ana winds which can blow from October to March in southern California. S/Y Santana (1935) was built by Wilmington Boat Works for W.L. Stewart, who wanted a racing boat to compete in the premier yachting league in Europe: the British "Big Class".
Because of premium spruce shortages after World War I, Lulworth's original lower-mast was made of steel instead of wood: this constraint handicapped Lulworth greatly, leaving her in the chase of older, more famous Big Class racers like Thomas Benjamin Frederick Davis's Herreshoff-designed schooner Westward (1910), HMY Britannia I (1893) and Sir Thomas J. Lipton's Fife-designed 23mR Shamrock (1908).
Her sail plan was updated several times to no avail, until America's Cup naval architect Charles Ernest Nicholson redesigned the rig with a wooden lower-mast and adjusted the keel balance. By 1924, Lulworth's flaws were corrected and she became an accomplished racer in all consecutive seasons of the Big Class: from 1920 to 1930, she partook in 258 regattas, taking 59 first places, 47 of which after 1924.
- "Prize record". official website.