Josephine of Hoo Posted on 23rd June 2013 by Carl Vincent Josephine of Hoo Josephine of Hoo is a Stor Tumlaren designed by Knud Reimers in the late 1930s to the Scandinavian handicap 30sq metre rule. She was built by Hampers of Fareham in 1960 of Honduras mahogany on Canadian rock elm. She is 31′ 9″ LOA 8′ beam, 5′ 6″ draft and displaces 4.25 tonnes. The mast is sitka spruce with one set of spreaders and jumper stays at the upper hounds. There are running backstays set on highfield levers to tension the forestays. The Stor Tumlare was a development of Reimer’s very successful 20sq metre Tumlaren. They have a very distinctive canoe stern, and the high aspect rig gives good windward performance. By reputation they are wet boats to sail, and the accommodation is basic. Josephine of Hoo was brought into RNYC by Bruce Grant in 1980. He has raced with some success, and cruised widely to St Kilda, the Faroe Islands, the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland, Denmark, Germany and Holland. Several of her cruises is written up in the Members Cruising Logs section of this website.