St George's One Design
Hi all , Iv'e just inherited a St George's one design yacht in a bit of a state.I think it is similar to a dragon maybe slightly longer, I was wondering if anyone out there has something similar ?
St George One Design
I used to own a St George One Design, No. 3, "Quiet Time"
Late 80s I came across the owner of No. 4 who told me only 6 or 7 had ever been made.
Which boat No. do you have, or do you know the original name.
The designer was Roger de Quincy
They were designed to rival the Dragon Class (hence the name). Very similar lines, slightly longer, and with a coach roof deck for 2/3 berth sitting head room accommodation for crew accommodation during Regattas.
(I guess they never took hold with the extra weight and cramped accommodation).
Mine was built in Oulton Broad in 1947, of larch on Oak.
The first owner had her built after returning from the War, and kept her in Cowes where he Raced her during the Late 40's & 50's.
4 photos are available by boat name at Beken of Cowes during the 50s race season.
There was class racing, and the records with results of the series available.
If you know your original boat name you may find some records or photos if raced in the Solent.
I kept mine in Dartmouth, sailing the west country and several trips to the Channel Islands. Dartmouth to Alderney typically a 12Hr overnight passage with a good beam reach force 4-5.
A lovely boat sail particularly upwind, well balanced and light on the very short tiller. The second owner of mine took her across the Baltic to Helsinki and back.
I can put you in touch with 3rd owner of mine, who extensively refitted her and made a well needed strengthening modifications while the deck was off.
He is a retired boat builder / Naval Architect who knows what he's doing with Classic wooden Yachts. He sold me the Quiet Time as he was restoring a 50ft William Fife Ketch. Similar deck off strengthen restoration which mine had but on a bigger scale. He still owns and sails today.
Please feel free to drop me an e-mail if you'd like more information.