Lyndal Lea C911

Sail Number C911
Location of Boat Queenscliff Harbour
Owner’s Name Carmen Bell
Built Year Late 1890’s
Builder Possibly Blunt’s at Geelong

History

The materials used and her building style suggest a manufacture date before 1900. The fact that she is still afloat indicates that she was properly built in a shipyard, and a likely candidate could be Blunt’s at Geelong. However, no records are available to authenticate this. Local couta boat builder Brett Almond found her languishing in a paddock in Portarlington in the 1980’s and renovated her initially, and additional work was undertaken by the Bell family in 1998. Since then she has been sailed competitively.

Comments

Black clinker hull, oiled Celery Top deck and cream-coloured sails make her a very photogenic boat

Race Record

Division 2 Racing:

  • 2000 Winner Inaugural South Channel Race
  • 2000 Winner Air International State Championship
  • 2001 Winner WoodenBoat Series
  • 2002 Winner Queenscliff Regatta
  • 2004 Winner Corio Bay Couta Boat Cup
  • 2006 Winner Queenscliff Regatta
  • 2007 Winner Portsea C up

Photos

C911 Lyndal Lea

Boat Measurement in Detail

C911 Lyndal Lea
Hull LOA 19′ 8″
FWD (Fwd Mastface Fwd Stem) 6′
AFT (Aft Mast Aft Transom) 13′ 5″
BOBSTAY to waterline TBA
FORE FOOT TBA
DRAFT AFT TBA
Sails LP (Luff perpendicular) 12′
JIB TBA
MAIN TBA
Ballast Lead Ballast Weight TBA
Engine 1998 Nanni TBA
Compliant YES