C30 Rita

Sail Number C30
Location of Boat Sorrento
Owner’s Name Peter Clarke
Built Year 1926
Builder Peter Locke

History

Locke purchased Mitch Lacco’s business in Queenscliff when the Lacco’s moved back to Rosebud. Rita was built at Queenscliff for Billy Chidgey who used her for Couta and Cray fishing from Queenscliff to Torquay. Later used in SA off Robe, Port McDonald and Kingston. Found in 1979 laid up in a backyard in Kingston, SA where she had lain for seven years. Restored for Denis Wilkins by Port Melbourne boat builder Charlie Strong. Hull is of Kauri. She was redecked in Celery top pine and the Kelvin petrol engine was replaced by a modern diesel.

C30 Rita 3

Comments

Not much to say.

Race Record

Line honours in the Port Melbourne Regatta 1981 1st Williamstown Cup (Mornington) 1987

Photos

C30 Rita E 3 Low Res

C30 Rita B and W yard Low Res

Boat Measurement in Detail

C30 Rita
Hull LOA 26′ 5 3/4″
FWD (Fwd Mastface Fwd Stem) 8′ 5 3/4″
AFT (Aft Mast Aft Transom) 17′ 7″
BOBSTAY to waterline 5″
FORE FOOT 17″
DRAFT AFT 3′ 5″
Sails LP (Luff perpendicular) 15′ 11 3/4″
JIB
MAIN
Ballast Ballast Weight
Engine Yanmar
Compliant YES