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    Posted: 06 Apr 22 at 3:24pm
From another topic what other local classes have you experienced mine are
From living in Leigh on Sea
Essex, Thames Estuary one designs both were amalgamated into the Estuary one design when made from GRP.
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Solent Seagull seems to have been much loved and had anchorages off a lee shore which had to be swum out to and released to come ashore if a gale was due. (ideal thing to ask local teenagers to do at night in a building gale. see below info from CVRDA seems more than one version existed for periods before being destroyed.

Charles Nicholson designed a 16ft Lee-on-the-Solent One Design; 12 were built and raced until 1930.

In 1934 the first of the Lee-on-the-Solent Seagull Classes appeared. These were 15 feet long, reverse clinker, three quarter decked boats with a 5ft 6inch beam. Racing was very active until 1937 when a force 10 storm destroyed all the boats. Not willing to give in readily to the weather, 20 Mk2 Seagulls were built and ready for the start of the 1938 season.

During the war about half the fleet was damaged by stray bombs so only 10 Seagulls remained in 1946. Charles Nicholson redesigned the Seagull to be 18ft long with a 6ft beam. 20 of these were built and some remain today. Construction is an unusual reverse clinker with canvas covered plywood decks.

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Fowey still has Troys (keelboats in which I started crewing my dad, aged about 10) and the abomination that is the "Fowey River" class going stronger than ever.

I'd add images if I could make the function work. But no. The hyperlink at least works for the Troy, but not the FR, which is, ironically, a kindness. Why is it so hard on this forum?


https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/photo/318561

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Like the look of both of them, fan of wooden boats though, saw the FR's racing a couple of years ago, look underpowered, probably a good thing, capsize and race over.
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[QUOTE=fab100] Fowey still has Troys (keelboats in which I started crewing my dad, aged about 10) and the abomination that is the "Fowey River" class going stronger than ever.

I'd add images if I could make the function work. But no. The hyperlink at least works for the Troy, but not the FR, which is, ironically, a kindness. Why is it so hard on this forum?


https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/photo/318561

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Setting the spinnaker inside the jib is just... dodgy.
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Originally posted by eric_c

[QUOTE=fab100] Fowey still has Troys (keelboats in which I started crewing my dad, aged about 10) and the abomination that is the "Fowey River" class going stronger than ever.
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I'd add images if I could make the function work. But no. The hyperlink at least works for the Troy, but not the FR, which is, ironically, a kindness. Why is it so hard on this forum?


https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/photo/318561

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Setting the spinnaker inside the jib is just... dodgy.

I saw that looks the same on the second boat ??
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Looks like it is attached to the forestay?
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Those spinnies hark back to the pre-war J-class style.

Most of the time, the Troys are in the harbour, where the wind can be so fluky it makes Frensham look like trade-winds. 

It might go up and down 3 or 4 times is half a mile, but rigged liked that, hoists and drops are seriously fast, even when I was 11.

Gybing them is interesting too. You get on the foredeck and just roll the pole up and thru the slot. none of this end-for-end nonsense. The tack stays tied to the pole end.

As a kid, the sheet would lift me off my feet, but the combing around the half deck would hold my hips like a jamb cleat. Happy days.

Typical crew is 3. one to steer, one to crew and one to pump out the sea flooding in over the side. Flat is slow. Let her lean!
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Originally posted by 423zero

Like the look of both of them, fan of wooden boats though, saw the FR's racing a couple of years ago, look underpowered, probably a good thing, capsize and race over.

FRs are only good for filling with cement and using as a mooring for a decent boat.

But I have to say, the craftsmanship is a joy nevertheless. There are some brilliant Youtube videos of how Marcus Lewis builds them. But his Troys are better. Search also his story of finding and rebuilding T12, Barbara. Fantastic.


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There is of course the Norfolk Dinghy.. Norfolk Dinghy

At and only at Horning Sailing club is the:

and the Reedling keelboat Reedling - Wikipedia

Then others Unique to the broads are:





The Slipstream dinghy (no web page for that sorry)

Then there is the Broads Cruiser class over 400 of them... the boats aren't all the same but they are peculiar to the broads.. History of the Class - River Cruiser Class
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Thumbs Up Previously of Norfolk (Waveney Valley). Reed lined rivers and broads partially screened by carrs, some handy skills required.
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