Duet at Fox’s
The Cirdan Sailing Trust’s Gaff Yawl, Duet, made a return visit to Fox’s this week for some routine maintenance. Designed by Linton Hope and built at White’s yard on the River Itchen in Hampshire, Duet was launched in 1912.
Duet is a fine example of a gaff-rigged yawl retaining the features of an Edwardian classic yacht. She is 21.95 metres long (including spars) and has a beam of 3.38 metres. Duet is built of wood with beautiful teak decks and has most of her original high quality fittings including the original rig. One noticeable change however, is the addition of a deckhouse over the aft cabin removed from Bloodhound, which was Prince Philip’s yacht, during modifications in the 1960’s.
Now owned by the Courtauld Family, Duet is used for sail training and celebrated her centenary year in 2012 by sailing around the UK with a different group of young people on board for each of the 11 legs.
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