Græalan *
(ex Swan Song, Laughing Water)

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Unheard of since 1980, Reconnected 2016
Phil MacGregor has thrown me a line to say that he's still custodian of Græalan. He reports that she is in fair order and is moored at the Castle Cove Yacht Club in Weymouth. “She regularly cruises on the coast around Weymouth, and is about to be re-engined at Clarks Boatyard”. This is all marvelous news, as the HBA's file on Græalan previously terminated in 1980 with the boat rumoured to be in Scotland. I now know that she began her sailing voyage down from Scotland in 1996, stopping off at Dublin, wintering at Wadebridge, before pushing on in 1997 to Weymouth. Originally called Laughing Water, renamed Swan Song at some point between 1938 and 1946, in 1947 she became Græalan. 

# Fascinating Facts 
# Græalan
was storm damaged in 1989.
# Beautifully repaired by Ronnie and Iain McGrowther at Kilcreggan.
# Fascinating Facts


Græalan Statistics
Built : 1933 by AM Dickie & Sons of Tarbert
LOA : 26' 6"
LWL : 23' 0"
Beam : 8' 3"
Draught : 5' 2"
Displacement : 7 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 165954, Glasgow
Sail N° 134 C

Græalan Custodians & Home Ports
Philip MacGregor (?-1980-2016...) Weymouth
Drs JO & Ellen EE Jarrett (1972-1977-?) Rhu; Ormidale
David Pearson (1968-1971) Gourock; Colintraive
John Duncan (1961-1967) Gourock
JC Walker (1958-1960) Glasgow
WR John (?-1954-1957) Glasgow
HN & J Constantine (?-1949-1952-?) Glasgow
EL A & G Reid (?-1939-1947-?) Glasgow
S & W M Lidell (1937-?) Greenock
James R Richmond (?-1934-1936) Greenock

Græalan at 'The Cove' outside Weybridge

Græalan Links
• None found (October 2016)

Page last updated : October 2016


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