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Oldest videos of sailing in Gull dinghies

by Magnus Smith 1 Dec 2023 23:59 GMT
It is easy to think of the Gull as a dinghy that has been of little consequence to the dinghy sailing world, but it would be the forerunner of one of Proctor’s most iconic designs, the Wayfarer © Proctor Family

Our video archive is fully searchable, and linked to all the clubs and classes in our database. It is updated weekly with the latest videos of sailing, but here we delve into the past, and round-up everything that shows sailing in Gull dinghies.

This video from 1967 at Loch Lomond shows sailing a Gull dinghy with an early gunter rig

The next video from 1976-77 is an hour long, but does show a Gull twice very briefly, if you can be bothered to hunt it down amidst the mixed club racing at Burnham Overy Staithe in North Norfolk (UK). You have to watch at youtube.com/watch?v=RxPQk7wpsAk as we cannot embed the video here. If you are in a rush, there are several sections you can skip:

  • swimming - 11m00s to 14m23s
  • National 12 open meeting - 21m27s to 23m20s
  • prizegiving - 29m09s to 30m35s
  • International OK open meeting - 21m27s to 23m20s
  • vicar - 41m45s to 44m58s
  • rowing - 50m50s to the end

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