Saturday 8 June 2013

Cowes collection

We hadn't been to Cowes since September last year, so it was nice to have a look around at some of the interesting boats over there.

Above Mandamus apparently designed and built by Anderson Rigden & Perkins yard ofWhitstable, launched 1946 and looking immaculate, she seems so have had a long and interesting history including an appearance on Ebay a couple of years ago.

Yawl Mary Lunn a lovely double ender built in Bombay in 1940.

The pilot cutter Polly Agatha visiting from Gunwharf Quays and looking splendid.

Nigel Irens designed Roanna of Dartmouth, not quite sure how to describe her, presumably the accurate term is lugger, or is there such thing as a three masted yawl?

On the way home we were overhauled by a very nippy Cornish Shrimper going really well under spinnaker.


  1. My sister and I went on Polly Agatha at the boat show a few years back - nice people and a lovely boat...

  2. There's a bit of Mandamus lore here:

  3. those boats look pretty amazing for being that old!


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