Yacht: Tally Ho

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Tally Ho is Albert Strange’s design number 96 “Betty”, designed in 1909 for Charles Hellyer, comparatively unusual for Albert, who is best known for his canoe-sterned gaff yawls, Betty was a transom sterned gaff cutter.

The cutter, with its single mainsail and multiple head-sails offers more space in the same length as the canoe yawls and Charles Hellyer needed her to fit well into his home harbour.

The Fastnet

She took part in the 3rd Fastnet Race in 1927 and in testing conditions finished second over the line to the 30 ton Alden schooner ‘La Goleta’, but won the Fastnet Cup on corrected time.

Restoration needed

More information can be found about Tally Ho on the following website: www.yachttallyho.com/index.php This includes detailed plans, history and plenty on the restoration mission.


In need of restoration

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Designer: Albert Strange
Type of Boat:
Rig: Gaff Cutter
Year Built: 1909
Built By:
LOA m / ft: 18.3m / 60'
LOD m / ft: 14.5m / 47'5"
LWL m / ft: 13.6m / 44'5"
Beam m / ft: 3.9m / 12'8"
Draft m / ft: 2.1m / 7'
Yard No:
Sail Stats Sail Area: 121 sq.m / 1300 sq.ft (Fastnet Sail area: 155 sq.m / 1686 sq.ft)
Construction: Teak planking above the waterline and elm planking below on sawn oak Frames, 2in (50mm) sided by 3in (75mm) moulded, fastened with 3/8" (10mm) copper rivets. Oak deck beams with pine deck planking.

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