!950's Photograph Kyrenia Harbour - Unknown Class of Dinghy

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Hotlog
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!950's Photograph Kyrenia Harbour - Unknown Class of Dinghy

Post by Hotlog » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:39 pm

Good evening everybody, I am new to the CVRDA, so I thought I would start with a real teaser.

Reno Wideson, is a renowed photographer, who for many years has photographed many wonderful views of Cyprus. In his compendium of his photographs (1992), he has some great colour shots of a variety of dinghies( UK Armed Forces) from the 1950's. The sailing shots are taken in Kyrenia Harbour. I was interested know what is the type of dinghy , with the following characteristics:

Sail Insignia: A cat with an arched back and high tail, underlined( Insignia is very similar to that used by the Topcat catarmaran).
Two man single chine, bermudan rig.

Anybody out there , know the answer.

David MacFarlane
Albacore GBR 7510.

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Re: !950's Photograph Kyrenia Harbour - Unknown Class of Di

Post by Southern377 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:26 pm

Wood Pussy?

Burrett listing: page 207.

"A fast single-hander, una Bermudan rigged with the bendy mast set forward(cat rigged).
Hull round-bottomed wood, moulded veneer or GRP. Designed by Philip Rhodes.
LOA 13ft 6in (4.11m), Beam 4ft 6in (1.24m) Sail area 125 sqft (11.61m).

All the pictures I can find show them double handed...

https://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl= ... et=1&w=374

http://www.southbaysail.com/fiberglass-wood-pussy.html

Alan H.

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Re: !950's Photograph Kyrenia Harbour - Unknown Class of Di

Post by ent228 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:21 pm

H,

there is a postcard on ebay of a boat with the similar insignia. Here is the link.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REDWING-WILD- ... SwuAVWwJqN

Any good?

Hotlog
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Re: !950's Photograph Kyrenia Harbour - Unknown Class of Di

Post by Hotlog » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:18 am

Thanks for solving the mystery. The photograph idents my pictures of sailing in Kyrenia Harbour as a Wildcat- spot on.

Cheers,

David Mac
(Hotlog)

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