Spray

Spray D1

 

Club: Delting

 

Built by: Jimmy Smith in 1951

 

Owned and Sailed by: Willie Mowat with various skippers including Sonny Johnson, Peter Leith and Ewen Mowat. Crewed by Harry Hay, Peter Robertson, Hamish Johnson and others.

 

Inter-Club Sailing Details: winner of the John Stewart Trophy in 1962.

 

Note: Spray was built with a deep single garbert to be eligible for the “second class” races at Westside Regattas. She competed as a fully ballasted boat in the Inter-Club and was a regular competitor from 1951 to 1980. Willie Mowat's regatta sailing dated back to the years immediately after world war one after he returned from fighting as a sniper in the Balkans campaign. He was still building Mirror dinghies in the mid 1970s.

 

 

Spray leading a group of boats to the Gardie buoy in light conditions, 1953.

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