Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta and Rally
A celebration of vessels from a bygone era
Regatta 2023 Entrants
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Capraia is a Heard 28 built by Gaffers and Luggers in 2000. The Heard 28 design is based on a GRP mould taken from a carvel-built Falmouth Working Boat designed by Percy Dalton for boatbuilder Terry Heard of Mylor. The Falmouth Working Boats are open gaff cutters used for oyster dredging in winter in the Truro River and the River Fal. All these working boats have no engines, as dredging under power is banned in the area.

Capraia was built for a Frenchman and her home port was St Malo. Bought by her present owner in 2009 she has been sailed extensively in UK and Irish waters and has cruised to the Channel Islands, Brittany, and the Isles of Scilly. In 2013 Capraia sailed around Britain as part of the OGA’s 50th Anniversary celebrations and in 2019 she circumnavigated Ireland.