Monday, April 01, 2013

Photos of Boats I have owned – Part 1


 
'Tyrol'
 
I do not have photos of every boat I have owned. The earliest was ‘Tyrol’. She was an eleven foot Shortened Scout Kayak built using plans supplied the Boys Scouts in 1947.

Between 1958 and 1960 I owned and raced a Struer ‘Limfjorden’ Kayak when a member of the Exeter Canoe Club.



The Struer

I built and owned two other canoes before buying ‘Phillida’ which was a Torbay Class 11 Racer. I day-sailed her from Exmouth and sailed her to Alderney in the Channel Islands.
 
 

 
‘Phillida'


 
Later I bought ‘Wanderer’, a Hillyard 2 ½ ton yacht that I kept at Starcross, and with her I explored the South Devon and Cornish coasts.

 
'Wanderer'
'Shyauk’ was a Wessex One Design that my brother and I raced in the 1974 Round Britain and Ireland Race. Bad weather and misfortune saw us retiring on the second leg between Crosshaven and Castlebay.




 
'Shyauk'
The only multihull I have owned was ‘Twinstar’, a Wharram Hina catamaran. I sailed her to Boulogne, cruised the Thames Estuary and participated in races organised by the Up River Yacht Club.




 
'Twinstar'
There are more photos to come in Part 2.

Links

‘Tyrol’

‘Phillida’


‘Wanderer’


‘Shyauk’ – Round Britain and Ireland Race


Small Fry Part 1 - ‘Shyauk’ – Round Britain and Ireland Race Account


‘Twinstar’

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