In October, 2009, I took a few photographs of the 40’ wooden, classic yacht, ‘Callidus’, at Tichmarsh Marina, where she is based. Her owner, Richard Wells, a certified Royal Yachting Association instructor, uses her to give his students hands-on experience, putting into practice what they have learned during shore based RYA courses.
‘Callidus’ was designed by the Essex yachtsman Norman Dallimore, and she was first launched in 1952 on the River Orwell at Pin Mill, where she was built by Harry King and Son. The 60 year old yacht is in fine fettle, which is a testimonial to her builders for their craftsmanship, quality materials, and to the yacht’s owners who have cared for her over the years.
Classic Wooden Boat
Callidus Sailing Courses