Design No. 222
The 72-foot sloop Baruna, built by the Quincy Adams yard in Massachusetts, dominated the racing scene almost immediately upon her launch, becoming a record-breaker that sometimes finished hours ahead of the rest of the fleet. And interestingly, the design brief for Baruna included not only racing, but also family cruising—a task she fulfilled for her original owner during the many years when he sailed her.
Baruna’s design details also earned accolades for Sparkman & Stephens, including the shape of her deckhouse, which was less boxy than those aboard other yachts of her day and instead conformed to the overall aesthetic of her hull.