Cambria Chronology
1927 Oct Plans drawn by William Fife
1928 April Cambria launched at Fairlies, Scotland First season racing 2 Firsts, 6 Seconds, 5 Thirds
1930s Retired from racing
1933 Lord Camrose sailed to Marseille Interior outfitted
1934 Sold to Robert McAlpine, renamed 'Lilias' Engine fitted French Berliet
1936 Sold to Harold Giraud and siled to Port of Chios, Turkey
1962 Sold to Belgian Consulate, Andre' J.M. Verbeke in Izmir, Turkey. Renamed 'Cambria'
1964 Georges Plouvier (Belgian from Antwerp) bought her. Home port Pireaus.
1973 American Michael Sears bought her on the basis of complete restoration.
1974 Cambria sailed to Canary Islands and was dismasted enroute. Spencer rigging re-rigged to ketch, Mainmast 119 '8" Mizzen 75'.
1977 Crossed the Atlantic and cruised the Caribbean for 4 years
1981 Miami, final detailing of interior
1983 Panama canal, Pacific crossing
1984 New Zealand refit
1985 Birkenhead Wharf Sydney, Barrier Reef, New Guinea, Solomon Islands
1986 Sold to New Zealander restaurateur Charlie Whitcombe
1987 America's Cup, Fremantle Western Australia, Twin screws replaced French Berliet. Trans Tasman to Auckland, N.Z.
1988 Sailed down Auckland Harbour with Americal's Cup Challenger, New Zealand.
1994 For sale in Townsville.
1995 Purchased by Denis O'Neil and John David
1995 April Major refit Brisbane, Queensland.
1995 Nov 'Cambria' relaunched. Returned to Sydney and cruised as a day sailor around Palm Beach and Pittwater.
2001 John David became sole owner and she was shipped to Cowes, coverted back to Bermudan Rig to participate in Americas Cup Jubilee.
2002 Further upgrade, addition of navigation area, extra head, participated in Prada Classic circuit, cruised Greek Islands, Turkey, Ilicia, Khios.
2003 / 4 Trans Atlantic Antigua Classic Series. Joined J-Class Association.
2004 Sold to Cambria Yachts Limited, shipped back to Mediteranean and completed season racing, also cruising Corsica and Sardinia.



2008 Sept

2009 April






Completed Mediterranean season wintered in La Ciotat France during mast construction.Mas

Mast completed and restepped to compete in Mediterranean season of racing.

Mechanical, electrical, plumbing and hydraulic systems refit and new engine installed.

Cambria refloated following refit and raced 2009 Season.

Winner Panerai Trophy "Big Class" 2010

Winner Portofino Rolex Cup.

Winner Panerai Trophy "Big Class"

Cambria sails to Southampton UK for 20 year refit

17 mths later Cambria returns to Cannes. see refit report in news