1895 Bailey Gaff Cutter – IDA – Launch Celebration

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1895 Bailey Gaff Cutter – IDA – Launch Celebration
Yesterday (19th July 2020) afternoon John and Lorraine Street officially launched the latest addition to The Classic Yacht Charitable Trust fleet – Ida the 58’ (45’) gaff cutter. Designed by Chas Bailey and built in 1895 by C&W Bailey.
In December 2018 John and the CYCT shipped Ida back from Sydney where she had resided since c.1985. It would be fair to say that she wasn’t in the best of shape – but Wayne Olsen & Mike Smith at Horizon Boats did their magic and today we got to see the 125 year old woody centre stage at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.
I have previously covered the restoration and rigging etc on WW, links below. Also below is a link to the Classic Yacht Charitable Trust website that tells the complete 125 year history of Ida. So I’ll let the photos above tell today’s story.
Below is a video clip of Johns speech – as always very informative and entertaining – turn the volume up and enjoy 🙂
Full History and Photo Gallery

http://www.classicyachtcharitabletrust.org.nz/trust_boats.htm?boat_id=16

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3 thoughts on “1895 Bailey Gaff Cutter – IDA – Launch Celebration

  1. This bailey built Mabel left Auckland around 1917 and to my knowledge hasnt been back until boat haulage whipped her up here for us. Saved from an “impending chainsaw attack”
    She is afloat at westpark marina.

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  2. Hello Cameron, I used to admire Mabel at Bayswater when Babs Webster owned he. Where is Mabel now and can I visit to inspect her.
    Regards
    John Heap

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  3. She is certainly a top job now.
    Mabel is available for sombody who wants to jump into another quality Bailey 😃😃😃😃

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