Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta and Rally
A celebration of vessels from a bygone era
Regatta 2023 Entrants
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Amaryllis is a 33’ classic wooden yawl, built in Whitstable in 1937. She was originally 26’ long but, during a rebuild, had her stem and transom extended, creating the classic shape she is today, with an overhanging stern. 

Her current owner, David McCabe, a boatbuilder from the Exe, found her two years ago in a local boatyard and had to replace a couple of planks on the bottom before launching her.

He has used the boat to sail locally with family, cruising to the Scilly Isles in 2020. 
In 2021, he sailed Amaryllis solo around Britain, following his daughter in her boat, ‘Falanda’.

Falanda is a 26’ classic wooden Morgan Giles, built in Teignmouth in 1950 with mahogany on oak frames. She is a West Channel One Design; as raced around the Torbay area in the 1950s/60s.

Her current owner, Katie
McCabe, bought her two years ago at the age of 12 for £800 from a Cornish boatyard where she was laying abandoned full of dirty water. 
After a winter of repairs, Falanda was launched again in 2020. In company with her parents on ‘Amaryllis’, Katie then single-handedly sailed her 400 miles to the Scilly Isles and back, and subsequently in 2021 single-handedly sailed Falanda around Britain aged14.

Katie describes Falanda as the prettiest boat in the world!