BCYC 011 - Foglio

Built 1937

Name

Foglio

Type

One Design

Construction

Pitch Pine on Oak

Beam

9' 6"

Launch Date

1937

Designer

Norman Dallimore & W. King

Sail Plan

Bermuda

Draft

6'

Owner

Barry Bristow

Builder

Norman Dallimore & W. King

LOA

42'

Displacement

12 tons

History

Foglio, the 1937 Norman Dallimore design, was originally called Allegro and built as one of a pair. Charles Geoffrey Vickers VC, a notable Army officer was Allegro's first owner. Following her sale to Frederick George Miles, an aircraft designer she changed hands in 1959. Until 1963 she was owned by Wing Commander William Helmore of the royal Air Force who used her as one of the RAFYC boats in the Solent. Allegro's name was changed to Schouwenbank in 1982 when she was sold to a Dutchman, Joseph Van den Post. Three years later Schouwenbank was sold to Eric Le Clercq who once again named her Allegro. In 1989 she was renamed by Martin Muntiga who, as a publisher of books, changed her name to Foglio, the Italian for a sheet of paper. During Mr Muntiga's ownership Foglio under went some restoration and redesign. He installed a new mast of Oregon pine, lengthened by 2 metres ,altered the rig to a single headsail configuration, and replaced all the sails. Foglio was sailed back to the UK in August 2000 and was purchased in January 2001 by the present owner, Barry Bristow.

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