Length: 4.88m (16ft)
Width: 1.82m (6ft)
Country: United Kingdom
Keel Type:
Rig Type:
Tripping Lugsail Sloop
Crew: 2-3
Trapeze: none
Sail Area: 10.3 sq. m
Spinnaker Type:
Symmetric spinnaker
Spinnaker Area:
5.7 sq.m
Design Year: 1899
Boats Built: 26
No handicap data found

Based on the hull shape of a Nova Scotian fishing dinghy, to be suitable for taking the ground at Hoylake,  where they still reside.

Clinker built with pine or larch on oak and copper-fastened. The boats are named after characters in operas and musical comedies. Recognisable by the oversize sail number, the class competes off north Wirral and travels to local regattas round the peninsula and further afield on the Menai Strait.

Designer – Captain S W Winchester, Builder – Alex Latta

Approximately 26 boats were built. 16 remain, including 3 original Edwardian boats. (14 at Hoylake, 1 in the care of Merseyside Maritime Museum and 1 sold out of class in Southport.)


No class association known
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