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116 Ceilidh Mhor

Built in 1958 to Lloyds 100A by Clare Lailows of Cowes design number A162 the third lolina from the yard the second with a 25' W.L 35' O.A. the original Jolina being slightly shorter.

Sister of Zahir (B.C.Y.C 041) but being of earlier build Ceilidh Mhor carries the smaller fractional rig.

Originally named Barbecue built for J.A. Caulcutt who raced at Cowes completing the Fastnet of the same year. Renamed Blue Vinney by the new owner Paget Bowyer in August 1960 who kept her in .ymington until 1983 when sold to Mr Goodfellow Newport IOW. Who returned her to her original lame of Barbecue.

Next owner took her on the long journey to Scotland where she spent many years. Unfortunately suffering damage to her starboard side around 1992 when breaking her moorings and being washe ashore. Her next owner Mr A Law 1995 kept her at Seil Island Oban and sailed the West Coast Scotland.

She returned south in 2000 where she underwent some restoration to make her seaworthy, her ne Dwner being Navel Architect Nick Roe after a few years she was laid up in Southampton where she A/as spotted by her current owners David and Julie Spensley-Corfield they knew she was exactly what they wanted. A family cruiser that would sail well. Stepping up from their 25ft classic Elkins. [Julie insisted they have a wooden boat). A generous deal was struck which meant they owned tw wooden boats for several months a nerve racking situation.

Work is ongoing with the philosophy of always launching in the spring in a better condition than tin the previous year. She is beginning to get to the standard they want but still has a lot of work to be done.

Her first diesel engine a Sea Panther Watermota runs well; she also carries her original Parachute silk spinnaker which is used regularly.

Berthed in Chichester Harbour on a swing mooring allows David to sail her single handed without the need to manoeuvre within a marina.

Sailed mainly in the Solent with trips to the West Country. The original publicity stated the mainsai need not be reefed in anything below Force 7 this was proven correct recently when caught in a squall of 42knts where she sailed with full sail with no problems.

Ceilidh Mhor (Pronounced Kaylee More) means big party or dance which aptly describes this classh boat and its owners who enjoy nothing more than entertaining friends onboard.

 

 

Yacht Description

Owner:

David & Julie Spensley-Corfield

Designer:

C A Nicholson

Class:

Jolina

Year Designed:

1957

Year Built:

1958

Builder:

Clare Lallows Cowes



LOA:

xxx m

35 ft

LOD:

xxx m

35 ft

Beam:

xxx m

9 ft

Draft:

xxx m

5.8 ft

LWL:

xxx m

25 ft

LOD/LWL Ratio:

-

Displacement:

6.5 tonnes

Thames Measurement:

9.13 Tons

Hull Material:

Mahogany

Hull Construction:

Carvel

Hull Frames:

Grown Oak & Elm

Rudder:

Keel Hung

Sail Material:

Dacron

Deck & Superstructure:

Timber Laid Deck

Superstructure Profile:

Coach Roof

Interior:

Classic Cruising

Steering:

Wheel

Transom:

Aft Sloping

Rig:

Bermudan Fractional

Engine Make:

Watermota

Engine HP:

30

Engine Mounted:

Inside Stb Midships

Propeller:

Fixed

Propeller Blades:

2

Mast Material:

Wood

Mast Configuration:

3 Spreaders

Keel Configuration:

Long

Keel Material:

Lead