Here we have four photos of different sailing vessels. I saw the graceful, flush deck gaffer, ‘Katie’ when I was sailing ‘Talitha’ on the River Deben.*
There’s a photo of ‘Talitha’ herself when being launched for the first time at Burnham Yacht Harbour.
I took the photo of the traditional gaff cutter when I was sailing on the River Roach.
‘Dirty Girty’ was at the Maritime Ipswich Festival, 2012.** Strictly speaking she’s not an ‘old gaffer’, but more of a ‘concept’ boat with a good turn of speed. I later saw her at Walton and Frinton Yacht Club in July this year.
*‘Talitha’ Sails the Deben
‘Talitha’ Sails the Deben – Part 2
‘Talitha’ is for Sale
**Maritime Ipswich Festival
Young Old Gaffers in 2012 (News of ‘Dirty-Girty’)
Walton and Frinton Yacht Club