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|5.5 Vision II for Sale in France|
|Sunday, 12 December 2010|
Some Daring sailors may be interested to know that 5.5 Vision II, Olympic silver medal winner in 1956 and the model for the design of Daring, is for sale in France. Follow the link below to find out more. There does seem to be some doubt as to whether this is Vision II, she might actually be Vision I.
She was first owned by Robert Stanley Gr. Perry in 1955 and after a number of other owners, is now owned by Eric Naveos. He can be contacted by email - Eric Naveous
The 5.5-Metre International Rating Class was intended to replace the established 6-Metre class yachts, having less displacement, greater beam and a reduction in the number of headsails required to be competitive. In 1955 Andrew Robb designed the Vision for RS Perry,a keen racing helmsman. The 33ft (10m) hull had a forward raking archboard ending to the counter. The mast was well forward and the running backstays were lead well aft to oppose headsail forces.
An attractive and speedy boat, Vision represented Great Britain at the 1956 Olympic Games and won five first prizes at Cowes Week the same year. She also won two races at the Coppa d'Italia.