Etain was Laurent Giles’ second commission designed after Marcel Bar’s much admired 52 ft gaff yawl Clymene. In reality, upon referring to Jack Giles’ original hand written calculation book it becomes apparent that the very first sketches and preliminary calculations for Etain were undertaken more than a year after those of Clymene, and although she […]

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Three steel hulls were constructed to the Shipwright 70 class design: the first two for The Ocean Youth Club as was, and the third was completed by a private owner. The second yacht John Laing (pictured) was launched thirty years ago and in that time has shipped many hundreds of young and not so young […]

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Built for Roger Pinkney in 1938 her maiden voyage was delayed by six years of worldwide turmoil, the next thirty Dyarchy spent cruising from Lymington or ashore in Roger’s garden at Kings Salterns Lane. In 1919 Roger entered the office of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott working on several of Scott’s major buildings, including Ampleforth Abbey, […]

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