A Gaff rigged racing pond yacht, circa 1920

A Gaff rigged racing pond yacht, circa 1920


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A fantastic antique Gaff Cutter pond yacht, planked on wooden frame dating to the first half of the 20th century. The yacht is an example of British pond racing yacht and would have raced against similar yachts in competitions, club against club, all over Britain, sometimes against overseas clubs as well. Just like in real sailing competitions, to make things equal in the race, waterlines had to be the same length, plus overall area of the sails needed to be the same.

Today these pond yachts are extremely decorative and a great addition to any home. This particular yacht is massive, measuring nearly two meters in length, called an "A-boat" in the Club world. Planked on frame construction, it has a very interesting and unusual hand made steering gear. This yacht would have been part of the Pond Yacht Club scene, competing in Britain and internationally with other similar yachts and has reputedly won various championships.

Condition: completely restored to perfection

Dimensions: 206cm long, 256cm high, 28cm wide