Red Goose 

(ex Riduna II)

An Invited Friend of The Harrison Butler Association
The Gaff Rigged Sloop built by David Hillyard in 1930

Red Goose in Howard's Way


Red Goose : Star Of Howard's Way, Has New Lease Of Life
Originally called Riduna II, in 1948 this raised top-sides Hillyard was renamed Red Goose. She was filmed for the BBC's soap-opera Howard's Way and appeared briefly in episode twelve of series six, aired Autumn 1990. A You-Tube video of many of the sailing shots, dropped in the final release, is available via the links section below.
Peter Ingram and Kate Middleton rescued Red Goose from a beach on Hayling Island in the Solent in 2001 and commenced a major restoration before selling her to a live-aboard owner. Alas, he allowed her to deteriorate quickly. Rescued again, this time by Ian MacGillivray, she was brought back into sailing condition for the 2017 sailing season. Previous owner Kate Middleton, then bought her back. She is keen to look at improving her sailing performance, by adding a feathering prop, for example. It's Kate who has provided the photographs below.
Sister ships to Red Goose include Marie Louise II from 1926 and Waif from 1929.

Red Goose
Red Goose, looking grand, Summer 2017

Red Goose Statistics
Built : 1930 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : 28' 4"
LWL : --' -"
Beam : 8' 0"
Draught : 4' 0"
Displacement : 7 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 162159 
OGA Boat : N° 8527

Kate & Peter, c2002
Kate Middleton and Peter Ingram, who rescued Red Goose in 2001

Red Goose Custodians & Home Ports 
Kate Middleton (2017-2018...) Solent, England
Ian MacGillivray (?-2017) Solent, England
Live aboard owner (?-c2005-?) Solent, England
Peter Ingram & Kate Middleton (2001-2002-?) Solent, England
Mr & Mrs JA Osborne (1979-1980-?) Hamble, England
Dr Gerald R Davies (1953-1978) Littlehampton, England
JFM Peters (1948-1952) Littlehampton, England
AG Melvin (?-1946-1947) Littlehampton, England
Altamont C Elmore MA (1937-1939-?) Littlehampton, England
BM Arnold DSO (?-1931-1936) Littlehampton, England 

Red Goose Links 
Howard's Way : Red Goose - The Missing Shots

Page last updated : March 2018


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