Brixham Heritage Sailing Rally
A Friendly, Informal Sail-in-Company Event
for Older Vessels or Built to a Classical Design

Heritage Sailing Rally Entrants 2023


 The 11 metre steel junk schooner FLY was built by the owners in the UK Midlands. Work started in May 2002. 
The craft identification number, GB-RYA01509L010, was obtained in 2010 and, with help from friends,it was finished and then launched on the River Dart, Devon, UK in 2014. 
The hull, topsides and superstructure are mostly to an origami design by Brent Swain, Vancouver. The hull is 5mm mild steel, 10.8 metres long x 3.3 metres wide x 1.5 metres draft. The deck, cabin and pilot house is 3mm.
"Little Tern" 
Launched in 2005, Little Tern is sailed by Lin and Dave Dickens and is based at Noss on the River Dart.  
She was built by Dartmouth boat builder, Pete Nash who modelled her hull design on Claude Worth’s Tern III.  
Her rig was designed by Ed Burnett and she carries a mainsail, staysail, jib and topsail. She displaces 12 tons and her length on deck is11.3m.  
She has traditional carvel construction with larch and pitch pine planking on grown oak frames

"Charlie Bravo" 
Charlie Bravo is a well loved Westerly 22, Gunter-rigged classic built in the 1970's. Whilst built of GRP and not of wood like many classics, she does make up for it with plenty of wood trim, in the cockpit and internally.

The extra quality she has, is her ship's dog "Charlie", who is well known for his faithful love of "Charlie Bravo".
The name Charlie Bravo- C B - are the initials of the owner's eldest son and eldest granddaughter- so well and truly a family classic with her ship's dog.
"Mischief" is a Cornish Crabber 22, built in 2009 by Cornish Crabbers Ltd at Rock, Cornwall. She is a 22ft LoD gaff cutter-27ft inc bowsprit with 15hp inboard engine.
Construction is grp with wooden mast and spars and tan sails  to give a traditional 
appearance. She has a 15hp internal diesel engine and living accomodation. 
Family owned since 2015 and moored on the River Dart at Dittisham from where she sails the South Devon and Cornwall coast,day sailing, taking part in rallies 
and races, making passages and spending nights at anchor. 
She has been sailed single handed and with up to seven crew, though most frequently 
with two or three aboard. 
Almonde is based on the Englyn design by Harrison Butler, and built in Holland at the Kok te Muiden yard in 1934.

She is named after the 17th century Dutch Admiral, Philips van Almonde, and was commissioned as a present for the retiring Captain of the Dutch Royal Yacht, the Piet Hein. Queen Wilhelmina and Queen Beatrix are rumoured to have learnt to sail in her.

With a total length of over 10 metres, she is framed in oak, with hull, deck and superstructure in Mulmain teak.
KRKA (pronounced "Cracker") is a junk rigged Newbridge Pioneer, designed by Bill Dixon and built in 1986 by Newbridge Boats in Bridport, Dorset. 
She is twin keeled and steered by tiller in the cockpit and is named after a beautiful national park in Croatia.

What makes KRKA special is that for many years she was owned by the JRA and used as a charter boat in the Solent area. Aspiring junk-rig sailors (and others) could learn what it was like to sail a junk-rigged boat, as well as having a good holiday.

The original owners sailed her across the Channel, crossed France via the canals, and based her in the Mediterranean for a number of years.
"Our Daddy"

Cornish Lugger