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Current owner: Philip Bird Lloyd Location: Rhode Island, USA Year built: 1936 Build number: 499 First owner: F J McLoughlin Size: 26 tons Previous names: Duncan
The largest Gauntlet ever made!
Gael-na-Mara is based in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA.
Some information from Martin Dewhurst: "I knew the family of Captain A. V. Rix, DFM in 1968/69 when he was the owner of the vessel. He had a property in Greece and Gael-na-Mara was with him out there. Moored in Vouliagmeni, Attica, Greece.".
There was a query some years ago on uk.rec.sailing:
1. Andrew Moore View profile More options Dec 16 1996, 9:00 am I am trying to trace my grandfather's yacht Gael-na-Mara she is a 50ft double ender built in 1936 by the Berthon Boat Co Reg. No 165057 at that time she had fractional cutter rig. Her history as far as I can go is as follows: 1936 built for F.J.G. McLoughlin and H.H.King - Southampton Reg 1947 owned by Sir Alan G.Anderson - Southampton 1950 owned by E.O.Liebert - Southampton 1955 owned by O.J.Philipson - Southampton 1960 owned by Earl of Onslow M.C. T.D. - Jersey Reg. 1963 owned by J.Bottn-Sanchez de Sautuoca - Jersey 1964 owned by Gregory Sailing Co.Ltd - Jersey name changed to "Duncan" 1968 owned by Captain A.V.Rix D.F.M - Jersey in 1969 this class of boat was withdrawn from the Jersey registry and they have no further record of her. I have heard that it is thought that she was sold to an American in May 1985 and that in 1989 she was owned by a Fernando Roca or Rocca and thought to be in Spanish waters. There the trail goes cold and I can find nothing further. I would dearly love to trace her whereabouts and hope that she is still sailing. Maybe someone out there can help. If so thanks in advance Regards Andrew Moore Reply to author Forward Report spam Rate this post: 2. Andrew Moore View profile More options Dec 17 1996, 9:00 am In article
, Andrew Moore writes - Show quoted text - I did not mention that her name was changed back to Gael-na-Mara when she was sold by the Gregory Sailing Co. to Captain Rix Andrew Moore