Fowey River Dinghy class seeks to contact the owner of FR number 4

Fowey boatbuilder Marcus Lewis has been in touch to ask for help tracking down the owner of Fowey River Dinghy.

This year is the 70th anniversary of the Fowey River Dinghy class, which was based on the Yachting World 15ft Knockabout Dinghy designed by Reg Freeman. The plans were published by Yachting World in the late 1940s. Watercraft magazine has published an article on the topic.

It seems that a few months ago the owner of FR number 4 (or possibly number 2 due to early numbering issues) posted to the Fowey River Class Association Facebook page with some details of their boat.

The Association is keen to get in touch with the owner again to get more info, and a better picture for the booklet that is being produced… It is thought the boat is named Buttercup and could be in the Essex area. The owner, who appears on Facebook under the name of Barrie Tinson, isn’t replying to messages, so one hopes he’s ok in these strange times.

If anyone can help, please contact Marcus via the website above!

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