The lines of the 12 metre Chancegger, designed by Britton Chance as a trial horse and inspiration for the home grown French America’s Cup challenger of 1970. Conceived outside of the rules for AC competition, Chancegger acted only as a pace boat for France. Chancegger is effectively the first 12 of the second generation boats that started with Intrepid in 1967 with a bustle and separate rudder. As such her extremely fair lines are interesting – devoid of bow bumps and rule ‘cheating’ rudder fairings, which would appear on all the 1970 generation 12’s – apart from Gretel II.

It would be fascinating, care of the rejuvenated 12 metre racing fleets to see how Chancegger would perform against the 12’s such as Courageous, Enterprise and Freedom. Her lineage is more akin to these boats than to the less successful 1970 countries concepts embodied in Valiant, Heritage and Brit’s own remodelling of Intrepid.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “The lines of the 12 metre Chancegger, designed by Britton Chance as a trial horse and inspiration for the home grown French America’s Cup challenger of 1970. Conceived outside of the rules for AC competition, Chancegger acted only as a pace boat for France. Chancegger is effectively the first 12 of the second generation boats that started with Intrepid in 1967 with a bustle and separate rudder. As such her extremely fair lines are interesting – devoid of bow bumps and rule ‘cheating’ rudder fairings, which would appear on all the 1970 generation 12’s – apart from Gretel II.

  1. Dear mister Julian Everit,

    In march 2019 i bought myself E-boat hull nr. 237.
    Now i am in the process of completely refitting the boat, as it now is in a state of wreck.
    I see great potential in this boat and would like to add the refitt with a raised roof.
    For that i’m in search of the original building plans for the E Boat, ( with and without the added roof)
    It would be of great help to maintain the original measurements.

    With great interest i’m awayting tour andere.
    Greatings,
    Theo Keiser, Netherlands ( Friesland )

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s