Brynhildr : Enduring Delight
Brynhildr was in the Winter family for around 80 years. She has recently being taken on by Douglas Rauch who's posted a gentle video on YouTube of her under sail interspaced with still photography.
She was built in 1933 on LB Winder's order and brief specification for around £760. Of this about £100 was for the engine and £5 for the dinghy. For the next 24 years she cruised the West Coast of Scotland. It was in 1957 that Brynhildr was shipped from Port Glasgow to Sydney, Australia following the Winter family's relocation in 1955. She was a familiar sight through the 1960s and early 1970s in Sydney Harbour, mostly weekend sailing. When Geoff Winter took over from his dad he put a lot of thought and effort into improving her efficiency through the water, focussing in particular upon the rudder.
Douglas has continued an ongoing restoration, necessary in the challenging environment, 'down under'.
Built : 1933 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : 30' 4"
LWL : 28' 8"
Beam : 10' 0"
Draught : 4' 7"
Displacement : 11 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 163073
Brynhildr Custodians & Home Ports
Douglas Rauch (?-2014-2015-?) Botany Bay, Australia
Geoff L Winter (?-1980-2010-?) Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia
Dr LB & Mrs E Winter (1950-1978-?) Littlehampton, England
LB Winter (1933-1949) Littlehampton, England
Page last updated : December 2016