No 8 the dinghy tender to Eve of St Mawes
Classic Sailing are adventure sailing specialist. Look at this Flickr discussion on 7 ways you can sail. No 8 is a replica of a pilot cutter tender built in St Mawes in the 19th Century by William Peters at his Freshwater Boatyard. She is seen here on her outhaul in St Mawes Harbour. William Peters was the best dinghy designer and builder of his day. He also built the best Pilot Gig Boats and all new Gig Boats are built to his design. No 8 was built for Falmouth Pilot Boat No 8, hence the name. She was a lightweight construction for her day and can carry 7 people as long as at least two are rowing. Our No 8 was built at Falmouth Marine College by the traditional boat building students under the supervision of Ralph Bird. Ralph is regarded as the best current Gig Boat builder.
This photo was taken in 2006 when Diggs (Diggory Rose) had painted her a light blue. We have since restored her to our dark blue.