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Sailing Vessels


Ok it may not be a yacht but it does have sails. This was donated to the club and after having some attention from Mr & Mrs Jones it now sits in the club lobby awaiting a more permenant place.

Ok the model is of the HMS Bounty and with information from Graham Buckton there is a local connection with Hull.It was built as the collier 'Bethia' prior to being acquired by the a Admiralty and renamed the Bounty ,it was built by the Blaydes family, who had a shipyard of the Old High Street in Hull.

Thank you graham.


Here is the latest from Mr Hudson, you may not recognise it but it is a Fairwind yacht. With a fresh colour scheme it realy makes a fresh contender to the Victoria's.


Geoffry Hudsons latest aquirement is a Micro Magic yacht which he  has named 'Sail La Vie' , and should be lots of fun on the pond , although this is the second one within the club the first i believe owned by Cliff Thornton which also sailed well , possibly a contender to the Victoria class.

Sorry Peter.

Elizabeths Jones' latest restoration project, built from Hennesy cognac crates a gaff rigged ketch Jenny Edwards

Bob Lomas demonstrates that you can sail a Victoria any time, even when the pond is frozen

Not quite a ship in a bottle but a ship in a very small glass case, Gordon Coles' model of Swift

Here is another of Goldon Coles' rigged and sail models, Rhoda Mary

Ted Holmes latest aquisition on its maiden voyage, Mister Aitch was originally the German kit Inga IV.

Elizabeth Jones' yacht Shiva, originally built to a local club design by Alan Wyatt of Kirkleess MBC

Another of Elizabeth's yachts, Secret Princess rebuilt from a Sharpie hull bought on Ebay for £15

Elizabeth Jones' yacht Moonbeam Princess from the Metcalf Mouldings Moonbeam kit

Elizabeth Jones's restored 60 year old Marblehead yacht Pond Princess.  The Marblehead class was developed in Marblehead, Massachusets in the 1930's and was nominally the biggest model yacht that would fit on the back seat of a typical American automobile of the time.  The class is defined as having a hull 50 inches long and a maximum sail area of 800 square inches.  

Seen on its first public outing, Bob Lomas's winter project, a Colvic Watson 32' motor sailer.  Bob owned the original prototype built 30 years ago by Smith's in Goole, just down the road from the pond.

A pair of Victorias reflecting against the No 5 coal hoist

Ted Holmes' yacht Sealion on a rare outing to the pond .

Notice the disgruntled look from Pete, "damn theres another yacht" never mind Pete you will have to build one.

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