Val R26

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Previous Names:Eleanor
Sail Number:R26
Designer:Bingley Benson
Year Designed:1925
Builder:Unknown (Built in Oakville Ontario)
Year Built:1926
Class: R-Class
Current Condition:Sailing
Description of Condition:Sailing out of Sidney Nova Scotia. Commissioned by Samuel McLaughlin Owner of GM Canada
Location:Sidney Nova Scotia


LOA:39 ft. 3 in.
LWL:26 ft. 3 in
Beam:6 ft. 9 in
Draft:5 ft. 10 in.


Commissioned by Robert Samuel McLaughlin in 1925, and named after his daughter "Eleanor". She was purpose built to compete for the 1926 Lipton Cup on Lake Ontario, and was the first winner of the cup. She is currently in rural Nova Scotia. A model of the boat graces the main foyer of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club's land side clubhouse.

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