This rowing/sailing dinghy is based on George Cockshott’s 1913 design done for the British Boat Racing Association. At present it is unknown who is the actual builder, but shipwrights that have examined her say she is close to 100 years old and was probably built in England and made its way to British Columbia at some point. It is known that WIND was used here as a life boat on a coastal cruiser for a period of time. WIND is clinker-built with 12 strakes per side, of oak, pine, acacia, and Brazilian Mahogany. The oars, mast, and floor are original, as well as the fittings and wooden pulleys. I restored her over this past winter at the Wooden Boat Society and Maritime Museum here in Cowichan Bay.

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