Charlie Peel ACROSPIRE III

Sail Number: R4

Type: Gaff Topsail Cutter

Acrospire III Specifications:

LOA: 59’0″ / 17.98m
LOD: 50’0″ / 15.24m
LWL: 38’2″ / 11.64m
Beam 10’6″ / 3.23m
Draft 6’11” / 1.86m
Hull Number:
Designer: Charlie Peel
Original Owner: Joe White, Commodore St. Kilda Yacht Club
Current Owner: Colin Anderson
Year Built: 1923
Built By: Hayes Brothers Sydney
Hull Material: NZ Kauri
Displacement: 8 tons / 9000kg
ARHV Number: HV000541

 

Historical:

Raced in Sayonara Cup in Sydney 1928, restored in Melbourne 1997, competes regularly in CYAA Victorian series.

Restoration:

1997 – Dave Golding – Her restoration involved complete replacement of all ribs plus new keel floors and deck beams of Iroko / Tasmanian Celery top. All fastenings and keel bolts were replaced, and exotic rigging added to save weight aloft. No expense has been spared to maintain her in the custom she deserves.

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