A watercolour of Tally Ho by Tony Watts
Update : June 2017
Tentatively, reports are coming in that Tally Ho has been saved.
Here is the 'Breaking News' item in Classic Boat.
Strange's Tally Ho Seeks Rescue
From Classic Sailor Magazine, March 2016, Issue 006
The Albert Strange Association is trying to find a good home for Tally Ho, a 47 ft (14.3 m) Albert Stange designed cutter lying ashore in Oregon, USA.
Tally Ho was built (as Betty) in 1910 and was a great ocean racing and cruising design - she won the Fastmet in 1927, the year only two boats were able to finish the course. She has had a long and hard life, including being worked as a long lining fishing boat and being damaged on a Pacific reef.
As she is now with the covers off
She had got into a state of neglect at Brookings Harbour, between San Francisco and Seattle on the Pacific Coast, and was threatened by the harbour-master with destruction. A local artist and retired boatwright had her hauled out and 'took her on', doing some essential work, and setting up a trust before he died suddenly a year or so later.
At this point the Albert Strange association stepped in and established a limited company to secure the title, a local member made a robust cover for her, and they have since been seeking a 'white knight' to restore her. The Association have her original line drawings plus some alternative interior ideas from Paul Spooner of Fairlie Yachts with family or communal use in mind. Tally Ho is currently For Sale for £25,000 with Sandeman Yacht Company.
In her prime.
Tally Ho in 1927 when she won the Fastnet Race
Tally Ho Statistics
Built : 1910 by Stow & Son, Shoreham
LOA : 47' 7"
LWL : 44' 2"
Beam : 12' 7"
Draught : 7' 5"
Displacement : 29 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 125127
Signal Letters : MNCB
Tally Ho Custodians & Home Ports
Leo Goolden (2017...) Port Townsend, Seatle, USA
Albert Strange Association (2011-2017) Brookings Harbour, Oregon
Manuel Lopez (2008-2010) Brookings Harbour, Oregon
Dave Olson (1977-2008) Brookings Harbour, Oregon
Jim W Loudon (1967-1973-?) London
CWS & Mrs RH Clark (?-1954-1966) Brixham
Edward C Dix (?-1947-1952-?) Brixham
PD Tuckett (?-1931-1939-?) Brixham
Lord Stalbridge MC DL JP (1927-1928-?) Brixham
WAH Martin (1925-1926) Brixham
Frederick Blake (?-1923-1924) Brixham
Charles Hellyer (1910-1911-?) Brixham
Page last updated : December 2017