Chieftain Of Wight : Cornish Restoration
Captain PCP Johnson bought Chieftain of Wight upon his retirement in 1961 from The Royal Regiment Of Artillery. In 1965, Dr Mark Wilks bought her, moving to the Isle of Wight in 1966, where he took over a practice in Brighstone. He was a member of the Island Sailing Club and the Medina Mariners association; a very keen sailor who went on to make several long distance voyages.
The recent photograph above, taken by Richard Dawson, shows her in Cornwall under restoration.
Chieftain Of Wight Statistics
Built : 1961 by The Conyer Boat & Eng Co Ltd in Teynham, Kent, England
LOA : 27' 4"
LWL : 21' 0"
Beam : 8' 2"
Draught : 5' 0"
Displacement : 7 ton TM
Lloyd's Register N° 303348
Sail N° 101
Chieftain Of Wight Custodians & Home Ports
Sqn Ldr PJ Carty (1973-1975-?) Pin Mill, England
Mr & Mrs John C Hall (1971-1972) Pin Mill, England
Dr Mark Wilks (1965-1970) Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England
Capt PCP Johnson (1961-1964) Southampton, England
Chieftain Of Wight Links
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Page last updated : September 2017