Vittoria is a Sparkman & Stephens designed Ocean Racer, commissioned by Lou Abrahams in 1970 for minimum IOR rating. The yacht was built by Quilkey Brothers at Taren Point, NSW.
Built in timber Cold Moulded construction, cross cut 4 planked American Oregon with final layer of Dynel sheathing. Vittoria was one of the last timber ocean racers built in Australia
Vittoria contested 9 consecutive Sydney to Hobart races from 1970 to 1978, best finish was in her maiden race in 1970; 5th outright and 7th on handicap.
Vittoria was refurbished in 2010, salon layout was altered and fitting of electric / hydraulic main winches.
Vittoria is now moored at RPAYC, Pittwater near Sydney and races in Classic Yacht events and Wednesday afternoon races.
Vittoria is a classic S & S design for that time, being smaller than other noted ocean racers, Ragamuffin, Salacia, Love & War.
Vittoria today maintains sailing regatta, attending classic boat regattas and shows
Events in the past couple of years months
RMYC – Classic Yacht Regatta at Pittwater 2016 / 2017 / 2018
Sydney Harbour Australia Day Anniversary Regatta 2015/2016/2017/2018, winning 2017
RPAYC Waterford Series Fleet 3 Winner 2016
RPAYC Spring Wednesday Series Fleet 3 Winner 2016
PRAYC Spring Wednesday Series Fleet 3 Winner 2017
Sail Port Stephens Regatta April 2017 / 2018
Sydney Harbour Gaffers Day Regatta – September 2017
RMYC Timber Boat Festival 2016 / 2017
Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2017