Yacht: Rita

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rita

Rita was the first seventeen sailed into Howth Harbour in April 1898 a full day before the other four boats that had made the ‘race’ south from Carrickfergus, where they were built earlier that year.   She was given her sail number (1) in 1900 when the fleet grew to eight boats.

Designer: W Herbert Boyd
Type of Boat: Howth 17
Rig: Gaff Cutter
Year Built: 1898
Built By: John Hilditch, Carrickfergus
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Sail Stats Sail No: 1
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