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REDWING on display at WHARF 7, Darling Harbour with other vessels from the Sydney Heritage Fleet collection.


Vessel Number: HV000100
Date: 1920s
Vessel Dimensions: 3.05 m x 1.36 m (10 ft x 4.45 ft)
Classification:Vessels and fittings
REDWING is wooden dinghy or tender built in Sydney NSW in the 1920s. It is a typical clinker dinghy of the period and is associated with the Albert family and their many yachts and launches which were well-known on Sydney Harbour for a number of decades.
DescriptionREDWING's construction features a clinker hull with cross thwarts for seating, and was built by the Albert family's long term employee Alex Gorham. The shape and construction are generally typical for a dinghy of the 1920s period, but it has the slightly unusual feature of a shallow draft, full length keel, instead of a centre-board to help it sail to windward.

The dinghy belonged to Alexis Albert and would have been a tender for the many vessels the Albert family owned, as well as being a sail training vessel for the youngest Alberts.

REDWING was donated to the Sydney Heritage Fleet by Sir Alexis Albert in the late 1980s, and was restored by Fleet volunteers in 2005.
Vessel Details
Current status:inside building
Current status:non-operational
Current status:on public display
Hand propulsion/steering mechanism:oar
Hand propulsion/steering mechanism:tiller
Hull material and construction:clinkerglued lapstrakelapstrake
Hull material and construction:timber
Hull shape:displacement
Hull shape:monohull
Hull shape:plumb stemvertical stem
Hull shape:plumb transomvertical transom
Hull shape:round bottom
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:full keel
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:transom rudder
Related materials:interviews
Related materials:photos
Rig type:cat rigcat boatunauna rig
Rig type:sprit
Sail cloth:cotton
Spar material:timber

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