New Fowey River Dinghy Launched

website1Wednesday 28th of April saw the launch of ‘Orinoco’ the latest Fowey River Class dinghy to be built by Marcus Lewis in the workshop at Fowey, in Cornwall.

15 feet long, 5’9″ beam, clinker built of spruce and mahogany planking on steamed Oak ribs, with mahogany seats and centreplate box, all fastened with traditional copper nails and rivetted.

website4Orinoco is number 56 in the class, which has been going for over 60 years.(see details on other pages on site) and was taken out for a sail on Saturday 1st May by the Owner, David Cowie, and his daughter. The coloured sails are a bit of a tradition in the class, and these are certainly colourful! Sails and cover made locally by  Mitchell Sails, Fowey www.sailmakers-uk.com

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