JOUR DE FETE (Ex FALCON II and HAYDAY) is a 1930 Lawley Built, Frank Paine designed Q Boat. The Q Boats were the exemplars of the Universal Rule, amply revealed by the pedigree of their designers. They were among the best of the period and were typically very well built - proving to be fast, firm and very beautiful.
JOUR DE FETE has been meticulously restored by John Anderson in Maine, USA. She is currently in St. Tropez getting ready to defend her suberb race record which includes winning the following:
Imperia 2012 - Marseille 2013, 2014, 2015 - Voiles de St Tropez 2014 - Panerai Antibes 2014 - Panerai Cowes 2015.
LOA: 52' 0" Beam: 9' 0" LWL: 33' 7"
Length on Deck: 52' Draft: 7' Displacement: 21,000 lbs
Ballast: 10,000 lbs lead.
Lombardini light aluminium 30 HP Diesel new in 2014.
Cruising speed 7 and max 8 knots.
7 Gallon fuel tank.
10 Gallon fresh water tank.
Traditional carvel-plank construction - 5/8th inch mahogany outer and 3/8th inch spanish cedar inner above waterline
Angelique and mahogany keel and backbone, Angelique deadwood.
Laminated spruce deck beams, varnished 5/8th inch white pine deck planking over 2 layers of 1/4 inch marine ply sub deck, with mahogany trim and her cabin roof is plywood over cedar.
New bronze keel bolts and floor bolts
Varnished cover board and toe rail - Varnished king plank
All bronze fastenings
The deck structure is fitted with two hatches and twelve glass portlights. She is a full keel design.
The Universal Rule of Measurement, introduced in 1904 saw the birth of the Class Q. It was the first class to get started in this way, followed by others such as the J, M and R classes. From 1904 until 1937, at least 16 of these Q boats were built. While originally intended for sailing in the USA and Canada, they were designed as well by Capt Nat Herreshoff, John Alden, Frank Paine, Starling Burgess, and later Nicholas Potter. Leading designers worldwide included Johan Acker, Charles E. Nicholson and Tore Holm were retained to develop the lines for the Q Class.
After World War II, racing in the Q Class pretty well ceased: as it did for many fine designs and the boats were widely dispersed and many falling into serious disrepair. By the 1990's however, these great boats were being rediscovered - including boats such as COTTON BLOSSOM II, now called by here original name LEONORE and FALCON II. This later boat was fully rebuilt and restored by then owner the late Konrad Ulbrich's son in law John Anderson, who went to great lengths to retain as much as possible of the original materials: fittings as well as the timbers then to be renamed JOUR DE FETE. There are other Q Boats still sailing and with the dramatic growth in classic sailing around the world, there is clearly enthusiasm now for maintaining - and developing this class. JOUR DE FETE has won many of the major events in Europe including:
Marseille 2013, 2014, and 2015
Voiles de St Tropez 2014
Panerai Antibes 2014
Panerai Cowes 2015
Sleeps five in single berths - 2 berths aft - 2 Settee berths
Head compartment to port with manual WC and hand basin, no shower, Galley equipped with sink, 2-burner alcohol stove, and insulated icebox. Stainless steel sink with bronze hand pump.
Doorway and step up forward
Interior joinery is raised panels with mahogany trim, Varnished douglas fir cabin sole.
Isolator panel behind companionway steps.
Sloop Rig -
Mast and Boom are hollow glued and varnished Sitka Spruce wtih stainless steel masthead fittings - Sitka spruce spinnaker pole (stowed stbd foredeck). Stainless steel standing rigging - Running rigging is all new, spectra halyards and Dacron sheets.
Sail Inventory -
Main and Jib by Maine Sailing Partners
Main North Sails 2013 & 2015.
Nordac racing genoa North Sails.
Nordac 60 code 2 spinnaker North Sails
Genoa Maxi 180% 2013 Genoa Maxi 190% 2015
Blade No 3. 2014
Heavy and Medium Genoa 2015 Incidences
Medium 150% Sanders 2015
Code 5 2013 Incidences
Light & Medium symmetrical spinnaker North Sails 2013
Light & Medium Asymetric North Sails 2013
Bronze ensign staff socket - Bronze mooring line fairleads - Round bronze low profile mooring post on king plank -
Ash main sheet blocks - Harken 44 two speed bronze nicket main sheet winch. Two Harken 44 two speed secondary winches, bronze cleats inboard each side. Two original bronze primary winches.
Merriman jib tracks on cover board, Harken genoa sheet blocks
3 Bronze Lewmar 40 halyard winches on mast, Merriman track on leading edge of mast for spinnaker pole, Merriman jib tracks fitted to deck forward.
Hatch in fore deckhead Spinnaker pole stowed to stbd.
Varnished hand rail on king plank for fore deckhand's security.
Large and quite deep self draining cockpit with coamings rising to trunk cabin. Tiller steering.
Fortrans anchor and rode.
Bronze low profile mooring post on bow.
Electric and manual bilge pumps - Ring life buoy - Radar reflector.
3 Titan floating winch handles, 4 fenders, Boom strap, Tiller extension handle, Ensign and staff.
GPS chart plotter.
Raymarine ST 40 depth sounder
A link to the Classic Boat article on JOUR DE FETE:
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