GUIDING STAR was built as a sailing drifter by James Angear in Looe in 1907. She is of wood carvel construction and had no engine when built. Sold from fishing in 1936, she was rebuilt as a cruising yacht at Uphams Yard, Brixham in 1937.
Between 1960 and 1989 in the ownership of Brigadier Jack Glennie she cruised widely Northern European and Baltic Waters before a three-year restoration by her next owners, Barry Jobson and Jacquie Gillespie, who completed a circuit of the North Atlantic.
GUIDING STAR has attended all but one of the Cornish Lugger regattas at Looe over the last 25 years. She is one of only a handful of pre-World War One Looe sailing drifters still afloat.”
Built by J Angear of Looe
Sold from fishing and rebuilt as a cruising yacht at Uphams Yard, Brixham
Completed a North Atlantic circuit via Spain, Portugal, Canaries, Lesser Antilles, Bermuda and the Azores
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