Albin Vega

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Albin Vega
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Albin Vega
Designer Per Brohäll
Year 1965
Draft 1.17 m (3 ft 10 in)
Hull weight 2,300 kg (5,100 lb)
LOA 8.25 m (27 ft 1 in)
LWL 7.00 m (23 ft 0 in)
Beam 2.46 m (8 ft 1 in)
Upwind Sail Area 31.7 m2 (341 sq ft)
Hull no. 2209 from the rear

Albin Vega is a 8.25-metre (27.1 ft) sailboat class designed by Per Brohäll and built in about 3,500 copies by Kristinehamn-based Albin Marin during 1966–80.[1]

The Vega is considered a solid sailboat and it has cruised around the world on many occasions, the more extreme being trips made by Jarle Andhøy and his crews to Antarctica[2] and to the north of Spitsbergen[3] in Berserk.

A 36-year-old Albin Vega sailboat, christened St. Brendan in honor of the 6th-century Irish explorer monk St. Brendan, was used by Matt Rutherford of Annapolis, Maryland in his successful 314-day, 27,077-mile solo circumnavigation of North and South America which was officially completed on 18 April 2012, when Rutherford crossed the start and finish line—the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel outside Norfolk, Virginia .[4]

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  1. ^ Gelin, Curt (2005), 500 segelbåtar i test: bakgrund, egenskaper, omdömen (in Swedish), Stockholm: Nautiska förlaget, p. 89, ISBN 91-89564-19-7 
  2. ^ David Mercy, "Berserk in the Antarctic", Summersdale Publishers, ISBN 978-1-84024-479-3
  3. ^ Jarle Andhøy and Alex Rosén, "Berserk til Valhall", Flyt forlag. ISBN 978-82-92465-29-5
  4. ^ Shenin, Dave (21 April 2012). "Sailor Matt Rutherford welcomed home in Annapolis after sailing solo around the Americas". The Washington Post. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 

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