The Build of Britannia
K1 Britannia will be based on GL Watson’s 1893 lines for the hull with modifications to ensure that she conforms to J Class Association rules. Other aspects of the modernized rebuild strategy include a keel-stepped carbon mast, a box boom and bowsprit, carbon continuous rigging, and green technologies.
Taking the latest ideas in terms of eco-conscious technology into account, her deck equipment, rigging, and sail plan will be designed for high performance with modern materials so she may race competitively with the J Class Association fleet.
As a sensational new member of the international regatta fleet, the spirit of Britannia will set sail in bolder ways as a traveling platform for charitable causes and green initiatives the world over. Her remarkable rebuild and charitable mission will incorporate K1 Britannia‘s boatbuilding training and apprenticeship programs, combining the magic of sailing history, the artistry of Britannia, the yachting requirements of today and green technologies of tomorrow.