With all the sunny weather we’ve been having it was interesting to have a German visitor to the yard for a little bit of cosmetic work.
She’s a Chiemseeplätte, which is a 6.3m long with a 1.4m beam sharpie with a metal (in this case aluminium) daggerboard and a high peaked 10 m² lug sail.
I think she’s a lovely looking and simple boat and I’m guessing that she should be fast enough. This boat is widely traveled having been brought over from the South of Germany near Salzburg, to Leitrim and finally West Cork via Kerry. The boat will be dry sailed around the bays and inlets of West Cork and I hope the owner gets many years of enjoyment from her.
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2 thoughts on “German visitor to Roeboats’ yard.”
I think I’d like a go at sailing one of these… One of these also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12m%C2%B2_Sharpie
I actually thought it was a 12m² when I first saw it. And yes I’d say it should be good fun sailing it. Shouldn’t be too bad under oars either.