Britain's Oldest Yacht

Post any interesting Scottish sailing news here . . .
User avatar
Old Salt
Posts: 608
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:03 am
Boat Type: Rival 41C
Location: Hogganfield Loch

Britain's Oldest Yacht

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:14 pm

A wee snippet from the national press about an old yacht, not quite news from around the Scottish coast, but the Manx men are alright (-; ... n-31049837 ... years.html ... -restored/

Interesting article about what is likely to be Britain's oldest yacht built in 1791 or thereabouts. The Daily Mail article is far better than the BBC. Apparently she lay in her boat house for 100 years and was discovered in the 1930s.

She is a really lovely looking yacht and I can imagine she would be a good boat to sail, if only because at the time she was built it was the pinnacle of sailing technology of that era.

What time does the 24hour garage close?

Old Salt
Posts: 313
Joined: Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:59 pm
Boat Type: Grand Soleil 39 & Hobie Tiger
Location: 13:44:00N 100:32:00E

Re: Britain's Oldest Yacht

Postby Gardenshed » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:00 pm

The story should be renamed: Prototype Claymore Discovered

User avatar
Admiral of the Green
Posts: 4392
Joined: Sun Oct 19, 2003 2:55 pm
Boat Type: Claymore
Location: Ardfern or Lancashire

Re: Britain's Oldest Yacht

Postby claymore » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:29 pm

ye cheeky wee fekker!! :nod:
The history of the Peggy, as a dodger of the excise cutters, is a fascinating one as is the building in which she was hidden.

User avatar
Admiral of the Red
Posts: 2493
Joined: Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:27 pm
Boat Type: Vancouver 34 Pilot
Location: Bampotterie-sur-mer

By the way and that, see Manx smugglers...

Postby Telo » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:31 am

"English Passengers" by Matthew Kneale is a fine book about a Manx captain and crew who do a bit of smuggling and after some misadventures end up sailing to Tasmania for a clergyman searching for the Garden of Eden. In doing so they accidentally contribute to the awful effects of European settlers on the indigenous population. Very good novel.

Return to “Around the Scottish Coast”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests