LOA: 41' 10 1/4"      LWL: 27' 9"

Boat type

C&C 42 Custom

Owner or others associated with

McHugh, James ( Jim ) P. 


Cuthbertson and Cassian Limited

Other Places

Chicago Yacht Club



MMOTGL Accession Number

2001.0066.0431 (1-21)


Built of strip planked, edge nailed


Who was influential getting her into the SORC was Jimmy McHugh in Chicago. We’d done two Infernos for him, 42′ and 52′ [12.8m and 15.8m]. Jimmy came to Toronto with his first Inferno and raced for a major trophy here, administered by the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, called the Prince of Wales Cup, which had been presented to the club in 1860 when the prince at the time, Queen Victoria’s son, was making a trip to North America.

Anyhow, Jim won the Prince of Wales cup and took it home to Chicago; it’d never been out of the RCYC before that. The next year I expected Jimmy to say, “Well, if you want it back, you’d better come down here and get it.” But he was a real gentleman. He put Inferno on a truck again and brought her to Toronto to defend the cup here. He came in second. Red Jacket was out of sight. That evening, sitting on the upper verandah of the club, Jimmy said to Perry Connolly [Red Jacket’s owner], “From what I’ve seen today, you should take this to the Southern Circuit.” Perry said, “What’s that?”


Bruckmann Manufacturing Ltd.

Year Launched


Other people

Telford, Dick


Prince of Wales Trophy,

George Owens Clinch Trophy 

Frederick Price Memorial Trophy 

Number Built


GHC 1/2 Models

Inferno Half Model

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