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FAYRE ready for racing in 2007 on Port Phillip, Victoria.


Vessel Number: HV000146
Date: 1960
Designer: AC Barber
Previous Owner:
Vessel Dimensions: 3.66 m x 3.66 m x 1.6 m (12 ft x 12 ft x 5.25 ft)
Classification:Vessels and fittings
FAYRE is significant as an excellent example of the Australian 12' Cadet Dinghy class, which was established in the early 1920s.
DescriptionFAYRE is 12 foot ( 3.65 m) long and clinker built by J. Botterill and Sons in Victoria using Queensland red cedar, the traditional construction for the Australian 12' Cadet Dinghy class. It carries the original lug rig and timber spars as well, and has been racing on Port Phillip since 1960 when it was built. This original construction makes it stand out from more recent fibreglass versions and it serves as an important reminder of the class origins.

The Australian 12' Cadet Dinghy class is a training dinghy, so FAYRE has a moderate sized rig, which includes a spinnaker. Young sailers can learn how to trim, handle and manoeuvre a sailing craft in a safe and robust dinghy before moving to a higher performance skiff.

The Stonehaven Cup which is the National Championship for the class has been raced for by Cadets since 1927, and FAYRE has taken part in a number of the regattas.

Vessel Details
Current status:operational
Hand propulsion/steering mechanism:tiller
Hull material and construction:clinkerglued lapstrakelapstrake
Hull material and construction:timber
Hull shape:monohull
Hull shape:planing
Hull shape:plumb stemvertical stem
Hull shape:plumb transomvertical transom
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:dagger boarddrop board
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:transom rudder
Related materials:plans
Rig type:lug
Rig type:sloop
Sail cloth:synthetic
Spar material:timber
Hand propulsion/steering mechanism:other
Alternate Numbers

Sail Number: 94

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