Tuesday, October 14, 2014

‘Sprite’, a Classic Wooden Sloop

I saw this beautiful wooden yacht at Titchmarsh Marina and later at Walton and Frinton Yacht Club. I believe she’s a one-off that was originally rigged as a gaff cutter.  Now a Bermudan sloop, her bowsprit has been removed, and her boom shortened, and probably she has a taller mast than the original to accommodate the luff of the mainsail. Everything about her looks just right, including her wide side decks and high coamings. I love the easy to enter companionway with its two upright, hinged doors. The dodgers and spray hood give the crew a degree of protection from the elements.


Bermuda Rig

Titchmarsh Marina

Walton and Frinton Yacht Club

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