It's not often you see a schooner in UK waters and even more rare to see an open boat of this size with the famous 2 masted rig.
At first sight from a distance I thought perhaps it was a Phil Bolger designed light schooner, but as it came into closer view the curve to the sheer and tucked up stern suggested that it's something different.
Approaching the moorings they went about and headed off down Chichester harbour so I didn't get the chance for a closer look, but by happy co incidence investigation with friends reveals that she is a Oyster catcher designed by Conrad Natzio and called Everhopeful
Great to see a schooner out on the water.
ICW Tugs May 2017* A
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