Monday, 20 February 2012

Astra sailing at the Small Craft Basin, RCYC

I have no idea when this was, Astra arrived in Cape Town in 1934, shipped here on the decks of a Norwegian Whaler, she was a new boat then and carried a sail number 8, I like to assume she was the eigth Tumlaren ever built.

 Here Astra carries a sail number C15 but the sail looks too short in the luff, was this a borrowed sail I wonder? The picture will enlarge if you click on it.

Designed by Knud Reimers a little earlier, she can not have been other than boat number eight to the Tumlaren design?

If you want to read the two part story on how I restored Astra, start at the link below.

Who else wants their similar boat restored I wonder?


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