Sail Number: 309
Type: Tumlaren Fractional 3/4 Sloop
Snow Goose Specifications:
LOA: 27’6″ / 8.38m
LWL: 21’7″ / 6.57m
Beam: 6’3″ / 1.90m
Draft: 4’6” / 1.37m
Designer: Knud Reimers
Original Owner: Bill and David Low, RYCV
Year Launched: 1949
Built By: J. J. Savage
Hull Material: Wood
Gross Displacement: 3970 lbs./ 1801 kgs.
Ballast: 2040 lbs. / 925 kgs.
Sail Area: 215 ft2 / 19.97 m2
Snow Goose was built by J. J. Savage after WW II to the order of Bill and David Low RYCV. There was special dispensation given due to the spruce top sides which were made thicker. In 1951-52 Snow Goose won the Victorian State Championships skippered by David Low.
In 1958 she was sold to Len Digby RYCV and renamed Yeoman and went on to win the Victorian State Championships for three consecutive years.
In 1977 she broke moorings at St Kilda during a SW gale and was washed ashore at Middle Park beach. Doug Jenkin retrieved her and restored her with the assistance of Bob French. She was then loaned to Selim Nurminem who in 1981/2 won the Victorian State Championships.
In 1995 she was bought ashore and put into storage for 18 years until 2013 when the current owner engaged Michael Hurrell Shipwrights to restore her to her original condition.