Guide Me

Built in 1911 by Peter Ferris of Looe for Mr. W Pengelly, she started life as a pilchard driver and long liner and fished out of various East Cornwall harbours. She was sold in 1966, re-named Guidez Moi (FY233) and then ended up in the Channel Islands, later to Portsmouth. Jono and Jude Brickhill purchased her in 1977. During the full restoration, they found her christened name Guide Me, carved into the original bulwark. She is now based in Gweek, Cornwall. This twin-masted Dipping Lugger is in a league of her own and powered entirely by wind (or oars!). She’s 40ft in length, though overall 72ft, with a 12’10” beam and 5’10” draft. Being a very fast sailing vessel, carrying ample sail, she’s generally out front in most of the classic races. Some might say this is down to precision tactics of the skipper and crew! In 1988, the Brickhills, including four children sailed via Douarnenez Festival to Spain, Portugal, Tenerife, La Palma and then on to Brazil. They returned via Cape Town in South Africa and then later back to America.

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