Sunbeam SOLD

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PRICE: 22,500 GBP
LENGTH: 26ft
DRAFT: 3.8ft
BEAM: 6.0ft
LOCATION: Falmouth
CONDITION: Excellent Added:

Gentlemans classic racing yacht sail no V37 Consistent winner. A half model of this vessel can be viewed amongst the collection of plaques in the St Mawes Sailing Club.

Included in the sale is an ex-Dragon trailer -not galvanised-in good condition. Used only twice yearly to transport Caprice and then craned into the water. 4-wheeled suspension and brakes on the rear wheels. It has been kept undercover.
Pinnel & Bax 2006 also Pinnel & Bax 2007 only used 6 times in championships. The spars and kitty gear are made by Seldon.
Deck Gear
Alloy mast, new boom and kitty gear 2006, Sail cover & over boom cover
Other info
Designed by the renowned Alfred Westmacott and crafted by Woodnutt's at St. Helens on the Isle of Wight, the first Sunbeams appeared at Hamble River Sailing Club in 1923. Following a rave review in Yachting Monthly the new class came to the attention of yachtsmen in Falmouth seeking an escape from the lottery of handicap racing. As a result eight examples of this sleek and slippery classic keelboat were ordered at the end of 1923 and delivered to Falmouth by railway for the 1924 season. The various owners drew lots for which boat would be theirs, and the rest, as they say, is history. A total of thirty-nine Sunbeams were built for the Solent and Falmouth before World War 11 and, apart from one that foundered in the Solent in 1939 and was never recovered, they all still exist in racing condition - a worthy testament to the craftmanship and materials of the day and the TLC lavished upon them by their owners (actually there is a saying that you don't own a Sunbeam - you only look after it for the next generation). Nine more Sunbeams have subsequently been built to the original specification, the most recent being V48 constructed at Bosham on Chichester Harbour, finished at Devoran and launched at St. Mawes in 2008. Old & new race together quite evenly. After the end of the Second World War the boats on the Solent coalesced at Itchenor Sailing Club on Chichester Harbour, and in 1965 joint arrangements were agreed for a unified class comprising divisions at Falmouth and Itchenor. The Sunbeam class in Falmouth now numbers twenty-six boats, including three of the original eight of 1924, and five that are even older having been built the year before for owners on the Hamble. Five of the class are St. Mawes based - V3, V4, V8, V44 and V48.

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