“DUET” UK 1912

Duet, racing across Falmouth Bay 2014

Duet was designed by Linton Hope and launched in 1912 as “Gaviotta” she is a fine example of an Edwardian Gaff rigged Yawl. In the early 1930’s she was acquired by the famous explorer, Augustine Courtauld and renamed “Duet”. Still in the Courtauld’s family today she is now managed by the Cirdan Sailing Trust and pictured here above at the start of the 2014 Falmouth to St Catherine’s tall ships race. A race that she went on to win, taking first in class and first overall.

Rig: Gaff rigged Yawl
LOA: 22m
Beam: 3.38m

Richard Sibley

Photographer with a passion for photographing tall ships and traditional sailing boats

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