Fife Cork Harbour One Design

Cork Harbour One design Elsie

The Cork Harbour One design have been sailing competitively since the 19th century. And just looking at the photos says it all really. If a boat looks this good it will be sailed and loved for another hundred years. Cork Harbour One Design at anchor in Glandore

Designed by William Fife in 1896 as a one design class for the often boisterous sailing in Cork Harbour the boats were always deemed excellent performers. As one crewman put it to me they are a real thoroughbred of the sea. A wolf in sheep’s clothing. I have to say I agree having seen the two remaining (pictured above) Cork Harbour One Design in Ireland sailing at the Glandore Classic Regatta.

Specification:
29′ Overall
7′ 3″ Beam
4′ 6″ Draft
12000lbs Displacement.

Roeboats has been lucky to obtain access to the Fife archive in order to build a new boat to this historic design. Your boat could be traditionally built or built using modern techniques, depending on intended use. I say modern techniques as Cork Harbour One Designs fit neatly into in an ordinary shipping container for easy tranporting to wherever you might want to sail, from the Voile de St. Tropez to the Antigua Classic week. The Cork Harbour One Design will be setting the pace on the race course and in the style department.

If you’d fancy having your own fun piece of functional history why not give Tiernan a call +353 28 38973 and together we can start on a voyage of fun and frolics to building and owning a true thoroughbred of the sea.

Roeboats, Ballydehob, Co. Cork, t:+353 (0)28 38973 m: +353 (0)86 158 69 37 e:roeboats@ymail.com

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