Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta and Rally
A celebration of vessels from a bygone era
The Heritage Fleet
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IRIS
Built by Dick Pearce of Looe in 1921, she was commissioned by Thomas Pengelly and was owned by the Pengelly family until 1969. She carries the initials of the Pengelly girls, Irene, Rosie, Ida and Susie. 
I.R.I.S later left Looe for Dartmouth where she was subsequently re-built and fitted out.
I.R.I.S, was one of the last four Luggers to fish out of Looe and is now based in Brixham

"Golden Vanity" Gaff Cutter
Golden Vanity is thought to be the sole surviving Mumble Bee, the smallest of the Brixham trawlers. She was restored in the 1980s by a local trust and is now used for RYA courses and youth adventure sailing.  
She was built by Sanders at Galmpton in 1908. Although built as a working boat, she was used as a base by marine artist Arthur Briscoe to paint the Brixham fishing fleet.
Her name was taken from a ship in the sea shanty ‘The Golden Vanity’ which dates back to the 17th century.