The Yachts

King's Legend

Category Placing
IRC 20
IRC - Div 3 6
Line Honours 44
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King’s Legend is attached to the RORC in London, but she is from and representing the Netherlands. Contested the 1977/1978 Whitbread Round the World Race as King’s Legend, finishing second under the English flag, and aboard was the now legendary navigator, Skip Novak, contesting his first round the world race. In 1999, Gijs van Liebergen bought and sailed the yacht back to Holland. He converted the racer into a comfortable boat, fitted with modern conveniences, but she has kept her original design and charm. After wintering in the Caribbean, King’s Legend crossed the Atlantic and this year sailed into the Pacific, taking in Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and the Whitsundays before arriving in Sydney. She has previously taken part in the Rolex Middle Sea Race, Daimler Chrysler North Atlantic Challenge and others, so comes well prepared.


Competitor Details

Name King's Legend
Sail Number NED6572
Owner Gijs Van Liebergen
Crew M Witlox, R Combrink (1), S Bakker, E Helpser (1), M Stuart (1), E Zandstra, D Loman, J Nieuwkoop, C Petter, U Moser, W van Hasselt, K Huisjes (2), L Osse (2)
State Netherlands
Type Swan 65
Designer Sparkman & Stephens
Builder Nautor Swan
Construction Fibreglass
LOA 19.0
Beam 5.0
Draft 2.0