Old boat rescue

A Mumble Bee class of Brixham Sailing Trawler, Golden Vanity is an old wooden boat in need of your help.

Built in 1908 for marine artist Arthur Briscoe, she was used to get amongst the fishing fleets to capture some of the last days of working sail. He also sailed the boat with friends, one of which was spy novelist Erskine Childers, who wrote Riddle of the Sands.

Last year First Class Sailing purchased the boat with a view to using her for sail training and cruising, once her refurbishment is completed. A Crowdfunder is being run to help raise funds for the project. You can show your support at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/golden-vanity-help-rescue-a-113-year-old-boat.

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