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Theo’s Future

Fight for Sight on Theo’s Future Colonel Mike Brooke has published an account of his voyage around Great Britain in a Cape Cutter 19 to raise money for Moorfields Hospital and the UCL Institute of Opthalmology to research gene therapy to combat congenital blindness, which has affected his godson among thousands of others.  The proceeds […]

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Follow ‘Drift’ as she’s built..

The latest Cape Cutter 19 in build is Drift. She’s going to have a blue hull and cream sails, and will go to Lymington as soon as she’s ready. Her owner has created a blog in which he will share with us the progress of the build. Click here for Drift’s blog.

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Nettie review

Don’t call her an Old Gaffer! This is a review from Watercraft magazine Jan/Feb 2006 – by Dick Phillips and Peter Goad. Click here to download.

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The Cape Cutter 19 has turned out to be the perfect boat for our family, although it took us some time to  discover it. We’d met someone with a Drascombe longboat, who took us for a sail in it. We were immediately struck by shallow draught, stability and large amount of space (especially compared to […]

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Zephyr is sail number 47 and was built at Cape Yachts in South Africa in 2003. She was then shipped to the UK in a container. By late 2003 she was living on a mooring in Lymington and sailed on and around The Solent. She was then sold and moved to Stranford Lough in Northern […]

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Mary Ann

I’m mainly a lake sailor. My introduction to sailing was (mainly) Drascombe based. I had a friend with a Lugger who trail sailed it, that was about 30 years ago. Fifteen years ago we acquired a new neighbour who had a Hunter Medina and took me sailing in it. He quickly changed that for a Drascombe Coaster, in which […]

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