‘Leader’ is The Trinity Sailing Foundation
flagship. As a Designated Vessel on the National Register of
Historic Ships she is recognised as being of major national and
prime regional significance in terms of maritime
Built for William Robbens in 1892 in the
shipyard of W A Gibbs at Galmpton Creek on the River Dart she is
105 feet in length overall, displaces 110 tonnes and carries 3,150
square feet of sail on her gaff ketch rig and is the oldest
surviving sailing trawler, one of the largest of her type.
Over the last six months Nov 2011 to May
2012 she has had over £250,000 invested in her, including
a large contribution from the Heritage Lottery fund in replacing
the deck and deck structure. New Deck Beams, Beam shelves,
Stations, Covering Boards, bulwark and the Deck itself has been
replace. The Trinity Sailing Foundation have also
taken this opportunity to restore the original sheer line that had
become distorted over the years.
She is owned and operated by Trinity Sailing
and undertakes a mixture of sailing holidays and adventure sailing.
From her home port of Brixham she is ideally placed to cruise the
South Coasts of Devon and Cornwall as well as Brittany and the
Come along and see Leader on the 20th to
the 23rd September on berth M542