Jack Laurent Giles

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1901 - 1969


Among the most influential English yacht designers of the 20th century. Known for both more traditional sailing yachts such as the VERTUE, and WANDER III, as well the revolutionary light displacement 'Myth of Malham', winner of the Fastnet race in 1947. Another successful racing yacht, 'Miranda IV'(1951), featured a very early adoption of the 'spade' rudder. Many later production yachts, such as the Westerly's, were designed by his firm that bore his name.

Sailboats Designed By Jack Laurent Giles

Model LOA First Built
MOODY 44-1 44.00 ft / 13.41 m 1973
MOODY 52 51.75 ft / 15.77 m 1976
MOONFLEET 36 36.00 ft / 10.97 m 1988
NORMANDY 27.66 ft / 8.43 m 1955
PAGEANT 23 (WESTERLY) 23.00 ft / 7.01 m 1970
PEMBROKE 26 (WESTERLY) 26.00 ft / 7.92 m 1976
PENTLAND 32 (WESTERLY) 32.50 ft / 9.91 m 1973
PETER DUCK 28.54 ft / 8.70 m 1960
R.N.S.A. TWENTY-FOUR 32.00 ft / 9.75 m 1947
RENOWN 32 (WESTERLY) 32.50 ft / 9.91 m 1972
ROSE RAMBLER 35 (LAURENT GILES) 34.50 ft / 10.52 m 1963
SALMO SALAR 39.00 ft / 11.89 m 1966
SARO SCIMITAR 20.25 ft / 6.17 m 1962
SEAMASTER SAILER 19 19.00 ft / 5.79 m 1971
SEAMASTER SAILER 23 23.00 ft / 7.01 m 1969
SOLWAY 36 (WESTERLY) 35.75 ft / 10.90 m 1975
STARLIGHT 30 29.16 ft / 8.89 m 1976
VERTUE 25.25 ft / 7.70 m 1947
VULCAN 34 (WESTERLY) 34.00 ft / 10.36 m 1980
WANDERER 30 (LAURENT GILES) 29.50 ft / 8.99 m 1960
WARWICK 21 (WESTERLY) 21.50 ft / 6.55 m 1970
WESTERLY 21 21.50 ft / 6.55 m 1977
WESTERLY 33 33.27 ft / 10.14 m 1977

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