Solent Seagull

Length: 5.48m (18ft)
Width: 1.82m (6ft)
Weight:
Country: United Kingdom
Rig Type:
Bermuda Sloop Fractional (with jib)
Crew:
Trapeze: none
Sail Area: sq. m
Spinnaker Type:
No spinnaker
Spinnaker Area:
0 sq.m
Designer(s):
Design Year:
Builder:
Boats Built:
No handicap data found

Charles Nicholson designed a 16ft Lee-on-the-Solent One Design; 12 were built and raced until 1930.

In 1934 the first of the Lee-on-the-Solent Seagull Classes appeared. These were 15 feet long, reverse clinker, three quarter decked boats with a 5ft 6inch beam. Racing was very active until 1937 when a force 10 storm destroyed all the boats. Not willing to give in readily to the weather, 20 Mk2 Seagulls were built and ready for the start of the 1938 season.

During the war about half the fleet was damaged by stray bombs so only 10 Seagulls remained in 1946. Charles Nicholson redesigned the Seagull to be 18ft long with a 6ft beam. 20 of these were built and some remain today. Construction is an unusual reverse clinker with canvas covered plywood decks.

 

 
No class association known

 

 

Handicap Rating History
YearRatingMastSail
RYA 2 Digit Handicaps
1958 107Cotton
  18ft Mk3 OD PY Type Secondary;
1958 110Cotton
  16ft Mk2 PY Type Secondary;
1960 110Cotton
  16ft Mk2 PY Type Secondary;
1960 107Cotton
  18ft Mk3 OD PY Type Secondary;
1961 110Cotton
  16ft Mk2 PY Type Secondary;
1961 107Cotton
  18ft Mk3 OD PY Type Secondary;
1962 105Terylene
 Mk2 PY Type Secondary;
1962 107Cotton
 Mk2 PY Type Secondary;
1963 107Cotton
 Mk3 PY Type Secondary;
1963 105Terylene
 Mk3 PY Type Secondary;
1964 107Cotton
 Mk3 PY Type Secondary;
1964 105Terylene
 Mk3 PY Type Secondary;
1973 106
 Mk3 PY Type Secondary; PY Group Centreboard;