Used as a sail training vessel for the Royal Engineers and sailed in the Baltic.
“1968, skipper was Col Stan Townsend, retired, he lived in Parabola Road, Cheltenham. Frequented AAC Chepstow.” – Geoff Smith
“I crewed the Ragna R in the Baptist in 1976 while serving with the RAPC App college, I can’t remember the name of the skipper /owner but I think he might have been a retired army officer. It’s nice to see she is still going and I can remember my 2 weeks in the Baltic as if it were yesterday. One vivid memory was sailing the boat in a force 7/8 and the skipper somehow falling overboard and receiving an horrific rope burn to his hand. Somehow we managed to get him back on board!” – Ross Seaman
She is now used for RYA sailing courses and skippered by Charles Telfer (RYA Yachtmaster, Instructor, Examiner). UK contact: 01604 412397
She is coded for commercial use under the UK MCA Code of Practice for Small Commercial vessel. In 2010 she was berthed in St Katharine Dock by the Tower in London and only used privately.
2012 – carrying out complete hull and topsides strip and repaint and revarnish, antifoul,and deck repair.
|Designer:||Knud H Reimers|
|Type of Boat:|
|Built By:||Gustav Plym, Stockholm|
|LOA m / ft:||16.2m / 53' 3|
|LOD m / ft:||16.2m / 53' 3|
|LWL m / ft:||10.6m / 35'|
|Beam m / ft:||3.4m / 11'3"|
|Draft m / ft:||2.3m / 7'6"|
|Sail Stats||Sail area: 100 sq.m|
|Construction:||Oak and steel composite frames. Mahogany hull, teak decks.|