Back in 1920 F. Morgan Giles of Teignmouth was commissioned by representatives of three Irish yacht clubs, Loch Ree, Loch Derg and North Shannon, to design a one design racing dinghy suitable for a crew of three. The result was a lively 18 foot open clinker boat with a relatively narrow beam of 4 feet 10 ½ inches, sporting a single gunter-rigged sail with an area of 140 square feet.
Over the years, nearly 170 of these dinghies have been built, and they continue to be built today by local craftsmen such as Jimmy Furey.
Shannon One Design
Shannon One Design Association
Loch Ree Yacht Club – Shannon One Design
Classic Boat – Shannon One Design
Murrough.org – Shannon One Design
Ask About Ireland – Shannon One Design
Sailboat Data – Shannon One Design
Hands – And the Shannon One Design