Fred Shepherd Coral Of Cowes Specifications:
LOA: 96.00′ / 29.26m * LOD: 80.00′ / 24.40m * LWL: 64.00′ / 19.50m * Beam: 15.00′ / 4.57m * Draft: 11.00′ / 3.35m * Ballast: * Displacement: 75T * Sail Area: * Yard Number: * Hull material: 2 inch thick Rangoon teak planks laid over 5 inch square English oak frames with bronze fastenings. * Rig: Original Yawl * Designer: Fred Shepherd * Built by: White Brothers, Southampton, UK * Year Built: 1902 * Restored By: * Current Name: Coral Of Cowes * Original Owner: * Contract Cost: * Current Owner: Richard Oswald * Sail Number:
Known Racing History: ?
1926, 1928 – King’s Cup Winner
1934 – Queen Mary’s Cup Winner
Known Restoration History:
Built in 1902 to Lloyds 100 A1 + Standards
2011 – Peake Yacht Services, Trinidad
2011 – Hog Island, Grenada
2005 – Cape Town, South Africa, Hull Rebuilt
Spent her first 40 years of her life racing in Cowes, and many time competing against King George V’s yacht, winning numerous times. During World War II, 26 tons of lead from her keel was used to make bombs and bullets. After the war the yacht sat for 50-60 years without masts and keel serving as a house boat. Then the owner of a Coca Cola franchise in South Africa bought the yacht spending millions of dollars in her restoration. The present owner has continued on with additional restoration and then the Coral of Cowes will be heading back to England for the first time since World War !!