Ripple L15


Club: Lerwick


Built by: Jimmy Smith in 1925


Owned and Sailed by: From 1970, Joe Gray, present owner, who sailed her at the Inter-Club for nearly 30 years. Frankie Grant was a long term crew member.


Inter-Club Sailing Details: winner of the Waarie Geo Cup in 1996 and 1999, the Bressay Cup and Harbour Café Trophy in 1999.


Note: The Ripple, along with Foam and Mareel, is recognised as being the first in a class of ballasted boats built by Jimmy Smith. Ripple was a regular competitor at Shetland Regattas from 1926 until 1999.



Photo taken at Shetland Boat Week 2019

Ripple Write Up by Joe Gray

© 2018 by John Irvine

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