Click on the small images for much bigger and clearer images.
I’ve managed to recover my photos from the Beale Park Boat Show a few weeks ago, and to celebrate this small miracle I thought I’d show you these shots of a sweet little Flying 10 racing keelboat designed by Uffa Fox.
Curiously for such a rare and precious craft, there was nothing to say what it was and its history, and nothing at all to indicate who owned her of who had brought her to the show. It’s probably a blessing for the person concerned, for if I’d been able to find them, they would probably have been subjected to a blizzard of questions. Nevertheless, if anyone can add some more information I’d be very grateful to hear from them please!
The little boat’s dimensions are striking: length overall 14ft; beam 3ft 11in; draught 1ft 6in; waterline length 10ft. My guess is that he intended her as a teenager’s racer, but I fear the cost of making a keelboat like this would have been too high to create a large market, and so this sweet little boat remains a rarity.
The web contains a lot of infomation about racing the Flying 15, but there isn’t very much about Fox’s other Flying series of keelboats, although there are a few words on the subject in the biography at the Uffa Fox website, which also sells the plans of a range of Fox’s keelboats including the F 10.
More posts mentioning Uffa Fox:
Priceless photos and descriptions of old sailing canoes
Uffa Fox’s Flying 25
Temptation of a different kind, if you can stand it…
More posts relating to the Beale Park Boat Show:
A pilot gig at the Beale Park Boat Show
A rare Uffa Fox Flying 10 at Beale Park
More pics of Chris Perkins’ Oughtred Macgregor canoe
An Ashcroft dinghy at the Beale Park show
Gorgeous Oughtred sailing canoe wins 2007 Watercraft boatbuilding prize
A fabulous day with the craftsman boatbuilders at Beale Park
Some curragh photos
An elegant electric canoe from 100 years ago
The Beale Park Thames Boat Show – and another shed
[ad name=”amazon-uffafox-1″] [ad name=”amazon-uffafox-2″] [ad name=”amazon-uffafox-3″]