Evaine, K-2

Built in 1936 according to the International Third Rule.


1935: C.E.A. Hartridge named Alanna

Originally ordered by Mr. Hartidge, but was sold for “family reasons” before completion. He purchased another yacht from Nicholson the following year and name her Alanna (that boat was later renamed Blue Marlin)

1936-1956: Sir Richard C. Fairey, home port: Portsmouth, England

Renamed: Evaine this was the second 12mR built for Sir Fairey after Flica (K-16). Although not as successful as Flica, she was one of the outstanding designs of Nicholson. In her first season she was third after Marina and Westra (K-4) out of 31 entries with 7 firsts, 10 seconds and 1 third. The 1937 and 1938 seasons were marked by duels between Evaine and Trivia (K-10). In 1937 she was second overall after Trivia with 44 entreis, 11 firsts, 10 seconds and 10 thirds; the 1938 season was very competitive and at the end Trivia and Evaine had 49 entries with Trivia again first with 20 firsts, 15 seconds and 4 thirds surpassing Evaine’s 18 firsts, 13 seconds and 4 thirds. The 1939 season was dominated by Vim (US-15) and the new British 12mRs: Jenetta (K-1), Ornsay and Tomahawk (K-13) At the end of the seaaon she finished fifth overall with 2 firsts, 4 seconds and 5 thirds in 31 entries. She was sheltered in a shed throughout WWII.

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Sail Number K-2
International Rule THIRD Rule
Year Built 1936
Designer Charles E. Nicholson
Builder Camper & Nicholson, Ltd.
Hull ID Number 435
First Owner C.R. Fairey
First Name Evaine
First Sail Number K-2
First Country Great Britain (GB)
Original Homeport Portsmouth, England
Other Names Alanna
Other Sail Numbers K-12
Current Status / Condition sailing
Current Owner Andreas Wehner
Current Division Vintage
Construction Wood on steel frames
Length Overall 21.33 m.
Length Waterline 13.93 m.
Beam 3.55 m.
Draft 2.67 m.
Sail Area 177.84 - 189.07 (1969) m.