Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta and Rally
A celebration of vessels from a bygone era
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"Minx"
A Morecambe Bay Prawner moulded in 1983 at Fiddlers Ferry on the River Dee from a plug taken from The William Priestly, the Morecambe Bay Fishermen's Association private lifeboat.

Minx spent her early active life in the Bristol Channel, was subsequently sold on and found in a somewhat neglected state by Paul and Penny Jolley at Cobb's Quay and brought back to Brixham five years ago for what has proved to be a satisfactory process of renovation and improvements.

Under her present ownership Minx cruises from the Solent to the Scillies and attends many of the traditional boat rallies and events in the South West.

"Capraia"
Capraia is a Heard 28 built by Gaffers and Luggers in 2000. The Heard 28 design is based on a GRP mould taken from a carvel-built Falmouth Working Boat designed by Percy Dalton for boatbuilder Terry Heard of Mylor. The Falmouth Working Boats are open gaff cutters used for oyster dredging in winter in the Truro River and the River Fal. All these working boats have no engines, as dredging under power is banned in the area.

Capraia was built for a Frenchman and her home port was St Malo. Bought by her present owner in 2009 she has been sailed extensively in UK and Irish waters and has cruised to the Channel Islands, Brittany, and the Isles of Scilly. In 2013 Capraia sailed around Britain as part of the OGA’s 50th Anniversary celebrations and in 2019 she circumnavigated Ireland.