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Design number 001. The lines of Jack Giles first yacht from his eponymous design practice were laid down in January of 1928 for Monsieur Marcel Bar. We think that the drawing is priceless; drawn lightly in pencil rather than Indian ink, on velum and are very difficult to reproduce here, however we have restored and […]Boat Plan Sets Historical Yachts Yacht Register
1977 the Silver Jubilee year of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the R.O.R.C’s Cervantes Trophy race started off of the Lymington Spit Buoy and among the fleet were two Laurent Giles half tonners: Starlight Return and Giant Killer, both of which had been designed by Mike Pocock who for a couple of seasons led the […]Boat Plan Sets Model Plans Racing Yachts Yacht Register
Eighty years ago Eric and Susan Hiscock took delivery of the diminutive 24 footer Wanderer II (design number 0018) from which Eric was to commence his immensely prolific writing career. When not at sea aboard a Wanderer II, III, IV, or V Eric and Susan resided in Yarmouth – a short fetch from Giles Office […]Boat Plan Sets Historical Yachts Model Plans Yacht Register
Fandango was designed and built to win the 1949 Fastnet race. With less than eight months before race day time was short and Jack Giles anticipated changes to the handicapping system following the runaway success of Myth of Malham the previous season. Today Fandango is undergoing a total rebuild to return her to original condition. […]Boat Plan Sets Model Plans Racing Yachts Yacht Register
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, […]Boat Plan Sets Historical Yachts Model Plans Posters and Prints Yacht Register