Gannet

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Builder: Charles Lucas  (Battery Point ,Tasmania)

Launched: 16 November 1911

Built for Mr Charles Shannon R.G.Y.C.

  • Length overall: 32ft 8in

  • L.w.l: 21ft

  • Overhangs bow: 5ft 5in

  • Overhangs stern: 6ft 3in

  • Beam : 9ft 1 1/2in

  • Draft :4ft 10in

Displacement :8000 lb

Ballast (Lead Keel) :3200 lb

Rig:

  • Originally gaff sloop (mainsail 525 ft, jib 142 ft, total 667 ft)

  • Converted to Bermudan ?

Known race  history with Royal Geelong Yacht Club ,Corio Bay (1912-1953) 

  • Winner  A Class Aggregate 1919,1920,1927,1930,1935 - Commodore J.F.S. (Ford) Shannon ,owner

  • Winner  A Class Aggregate 1946,1947 - Mr  Harold Anderson ,owner

  • Winner  A Class Aggregate  1952,1953 - Mr Jack Fitzgerald ,owner

Whereabouts  1953-1985 unknown. Owned by K. Holder during the eighties, and Bob Major during the nineties. Bought by Martin Cox in 2000.Restored by Martin Cox (current owner) 2001-2003. Moored in and still sailing out of Sydney at present.

Gannet differs from the original design in having an offset companionway and a stepped profile to the cockpit sides. Her hull has not been lengthened.

If you can fill in any details, please contact Martin Cox

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