Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta and Rally
A celebration of vessels from a bygone era
Regatta 2022 Entrants
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Chopsticks is a Kingfisher 26JR designed by RAG Nierop and built by Westfield Eng Co. in 1976. LOA is 7.92m, beam 2.34m and draft 0.99m with twin bilge keels. Displacement 2,177kg. She has a tapered aluminum mast, wooden yard, boom and battens, and a cambered 6-panel sail. Powered by an 18hp Yanmar 2GM20F,there are four berths in two cabins.
She has a much improved interior than standard, with a veneer finish added to the original GRP bulkheads by a previous owner and was acquired in 2017 from a marina on the Norfolk Broads and sailed to her current home in Forder Creek, near Saltash, Cornwall.This is Chopstick’s fourth Brixham Heritage Regatta.

Minnow is a 21ft junk-rigged sailing yacht converted in 2019 from a Freedom 21. Built circa mid 1980s, this little bilge-keeler was rescued and refurbished by the current owners after languishing in a marina on the River Itchen in Southampton. Originally with twin lifting keels, these are now permanently 'down', though unsuitable to 'take the ground'.

Her distinctive grey junk sail marks her out; designed by David Tyler, and built by Sebastian Hentschel of tuchwerkstatt in Germany. On board are four comfortable berths and basic catering facilities.
The owner couple will be sailing down from the Solent in company with other members of the junk fleet this year accompanied by their Jack Russell terrier,