Winny 32 feet of double diagonal teak on oak was built by master Irish craftsmen towards the end of the Nineteenth Centuary. Since then she has gone through many incarnations. Originally she was a naval ship used for carrying gun powder to the fleet in Cork harbour.
Then she was used by Irish ‘freedom fighters’ to ship arms to aid the Irish 1916 uprising. For the last 96 years she has been lovingly maintained under the stewardship of our family. Firstly as a commercial lobster fishing boat, then as a rough and ready yacht. In the 1960s She had a big refit and became an improved family yacht.
In this phase she cruised the waters of Scandinavia, the Mediterranean and the Hebrides. In her latter years she has been used to give people with learning difficulties sailing adventures in the inner Hebrides. Her most recent voyages have been linked with music. And then we went
WINNIES SUMMER MOORINGS!
Winnie spends her summer mored at Ulva Ferry on the west coast of Mull. Her summer voyages are dedicated to makeing music and spreading happiness! Follow the Voyages menu item to discover Winnies extraordinay history and journey from Royal Naval Gun-powder Cutter to a musical Ship promoting Unity Concord and The Bahai Vision of the Oneness of Humanity!