|LOA||7.77 m (25 ft)|
|LWL||5.8 m (19 ft)|
|Beam||1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Draft||1.04 m (3 ft 5 in)|
|Hull weight||1,022 kg (2,253 lb)
358 kg (789 lb) (hull)
608 kg (1,340 lb) (keel)
|Main & Jib area||20.32 m2 (218.7 sq ft)|
|Spinnaker area||26.0 m2 (280 sq ft)|
|Former Olympic Class|
The Swallow (also known as the National Swallow or Golondrina) is a type of keelboat that was used as a two-man Olympic class for the 1948 Olympics.It is now sailed with three crew. The main fleet is at Itchenor in Chichester Harbour, West Sussex, with a smaller fleet at Aldeburgh, Suffolk.There are around 40 active boats.
It was designed by Tom Thornycroft as a potential replacement for the Star class still in use. The design was also entered in a 1943 competition sponsored by Yachting magazine, but never became significantly popular outside the United Kingdom.
The design has a 3⁄4 keel with an attached raked rudder. It has dinghy-like characteristics and is capable of planing in strong breezes.
|1948|| Great Britain (GBR)
| Portugal (POR)
Duarte de Almeida Bello
Fernando Pinto Coelho Bello
| United States (USA)
|4||Sweden (SWE)||HEDBERG, Stig||MATTON, Lars|
|5||Denmark (DEN)||RATHJE, Johan Frederik||PETERSEN, Naalli Marius|
|6||Italy (ITA)||SALATA, Dario||RONCORONI, Achille|
|7||Canada (CAN)||ROBERTSON, John Norman Frank||TOWNSEND, Richard L.|
|8||Norway (NOR)||CHRISTENSEN, Oivind||BENGTSON, Knut; HEJE, Arnfinn; Kolbjorn THOMMESSEN, O.|
|9||France (FRA)||LEBRUN, Jacques Baptiste||PERRISSOL, Henri; PEYTEL, Jean|
|10||Brazil (BRA)||DOS REIS FERRAZ, Victorio Walter||BORCHERS, Carlos|
|11||Netherlands (NED)||DE VRIES LENTSCH JR., Willem||BIER, J.; KEEGSTRA, Philippus Harco; VINK, C.|
|12||Uruguay (URU)||SAEZ, C.A.||BIDEGARAY, J.B.; GAMENARA, J.; SIENRA CASTELLANOS, Felix|
|13||Ireland (IRL)||DELANY, Alfred Fred Joseph||ALLEN, R; MACNALLY, E.; SULLIVAN, David|
|14||Argentina (ARG)||CIBERT, J.||LAWRENCE, M.; MERLO, S.; MONTI, Horacio|
- Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad London 1948 (1951). The Official Report of the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad London 1948 (pdf).
- Hugh Drake & Paul Henderson (2009). Canada's Olympic Sailing Legacy, Paris 1924 - Beijing 2008. Toronto: CYA.
- "London 1948". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee.
- Swallow Class Page at YachtsandYachting.com
- Bottomley, Nick (10 Jul 2006). "Swallow Nationals at Itchenor Sailing Club". YachtsandYachting.com.
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