Yacht: Tally Ho

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

The cutter 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.

Above photos and information courtesy of www.yachttallyho.com. Further information can be found here.


Restoration needed (2016/2017)

After many adventures she was left in a remote port in Oregon to rot for decades, despite some valiant attempts to rescue her. She was close to being broken up before an appeal was made by those who recognised her pedigree, value and beauty.

In need of restoration

The restoration

2017- With not many days left to live she was fortunately bought by Leo Sampson Goolden who moved her to the Olympic Peninsular and started ‘to rebuild her from the keel up’. Leo has put together a fantastic VLOG of the restoration that can be found on his website (www.sampsonboat.co.uk/) and on Youtube under the Sampson Boat Co. Channel. You can also become a Patron and donate here.

Below are a couple of the videos.

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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