Friday 11 August 2017

Lady Belle

A recent arrival on the river, or at least I hadn't spotted her until recently Lady Belle is a Gaff Yawl built by Harley Mead in Cowes during 1909.

Commissioned by an RCC member with a strong influence from the  Falmouth quay punt.  By the early noughties she was in poor condition but fortunately rescued and restored and now raced regularly in Solent OGA events.

1 comment:

  1. She’s been bought by a local family with, let’s put it this way, strong yachting forbears. Small children presently involved but racing success set to continue I think.


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