‘Moosk’ 1906 Gaff Yawl This fine gaff yawl was was built in 1906 as a classic gentlemen’s cruising yacht by W.H. Thomas in Falmouth, UK. Moosk is traditionally rigged, at 39ft on deck and a bowsprit giving her an overall length of 58ft. Moosk is the smallest of three vessels in The Island Trust’s fleet.
About ‘Pegasus’ 2008 Gaff Cutter Built as a replica Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter, Pegasus was commissioned by The Island Trust as a custom-built addition to their sail training fleet. Pegasus was designed by Ed Burnett, and built by The Bristol Classic Boat Co. by the Rolt brothers in Bristol’s Floating Harbour at Redcliffe Wharf. Ship
Excelsior LT472 Excelsior LT472 was built by John Chambers of Lowestoft in 1921, as a sailing smack. She was bought by a local fishing consortium after their previous smack (built 1885) had a sad ending after a collision in the fog with a steamer. In 1935, Excelsior was sold to a Norwegian owner and converted
So, this article needs no introduction: sailing is expensive. We’ve got some tips & tricks about how you can sail for free, perhaps in order to build your experience and qualifications with the view of becoming a professional sailor, or perhaps just for fun. Well, OK, not entirely for free – but much cheaper than