Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta and Rally
A celebration of vessels from a bygone era
Regatta 2023 Entrants
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‘Cynthia’ was designed and built by Thomas Jackett of Falmouth in 1910 as a gaff cutter for a Mr. C.P.Foster.
She remained in the West Country until 1927 when she was sold on to Cowes. Soon after, the rig was changed to a Bermudan Sloop as she raced under RORC, in the Channel, quite successfully for many years.

She was owned by one family until 2012 when she was sold and towed back from Cowes to Dartmouth.
Here, a full refit was undertaken by Peter Lucas and the rig changed back to the original one of a gaff cutter. 
"Eileen Muriel" 
This pretty little Gaff Cutter was built by Simmonds on The Isle Of Wight. 
She is planked in Larch, all copper fastened on rock elm steamed timbers. 
External iron ballast 3/4 ton + 1/2 ton internal lead. 
She is sailed in the West Country and her home port is Kingsbridge on the Kingsbridge/Salcombe estuary. 
She may be small but behaves like a much bigger boat!