VALERIE was originally built as a yawl circa 1895. She was later cutter rigged and latterly became a schooner. She has undergone a five year on-and-off restoration returning her to her original form as a clipper bowed, Victorian gentleman's yacht. She raced at the OGA festival 2013.
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Built by Stow & Son, Shoreham for Thomas Stow
Transferred to Ireland
Thought to have been involved in gun running for the IRA
Acquired by Alexander Cochran CBE and returned to the West Country
Still owned by Cochran and located at Dartmouth
Converted to cutter rig, and later to schooner rig
Several changes of ownership follwoign death of Cochrane
Acquired by Richard Biddle, a Somerset based solicitor
Following removal of copper sheathing 80% of planking replaced
Substantial restoration carried out between 2006 and 2012
Vessel relaunched following completion of restoration and put up for sale
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