Tuiga Portofino Lighthouse
£145.00 – £225.00
The 15m class Tuiga close hauled in light airs off Portofino. Tuiga is a 28m (LOA) gaff cutter, built in 1909 in Fairlie on the Clyde estuary in Scotland which many consider to be the birthplace of yachting, in the famous William Fife boatyard.
She was commissioned by the Duke of Medinaceli, a close friend of the King of Spain, Alfonso XIII, and has had ten owners in 100 years.
In 1995, captivated by the slender lines of this yacht – regarded by Eric Tabarly as “one of the world’s most beautiful yachts” – HSH Prince Albert II decided to purchase her, with the support of members in the Tuiga Committee.
The International 15 Meter Class (15M IR) yacht has been participating in the big classic yacht regattas ever since, crewed by YCM members who fiercely defend La Belle Classe values (preservation of our maritime heritage, and respect for etiquette and the environment) so dear to the YCM.
Today she is the Rock’s finest maritime ambassador, and testimony to the Principality’s commitment to classic yachting.