Cirdan Sailing Trust’s gaff-rigged yawl, Duet, arrives at Fox’s
The Cirdan Sailing Trust’s sail training yawl, Duet, returned to Fox’s Marina & Boatyard today where she will be hauled and laid up ashore until refit work starts early in 2018. She is here at Fox’s alongside the Ocean Youth Trust North’s sail training yacht James Cook, which is also undergoing a major refit, making the Fox’s yard the preferred choice for sail training refits.
At over 100 years old, Duet will undergo a variety of maintenance and refit work by the team at Fox’s, which will include her engine being removed and serviced, her keel removed and keel bolts replaced.
Duet was designed by Linton Hope and built at White’s yard on the River Itchen and launched in 1912. At 21.95m long, she is a beautiful example of a gaff-rigged yawl retaining many of the original features of a classic Edwardian yacht. Built of wood, with a teak deck, she still has her original rig.