Classic Sloop, G.U.Laws 30ft East Coast One Design 1913 3/4 decked, Gentleman’s Race cruiser





These four images are of Witch’s sister DELPHINE, they belong to the same class and were built in the same year 1913, Burnham on Crouch.


Location:  Maldon, Essex
Year: 1913
Boat Name: WITCH No: 3
Condition: Witch is in excellent conditionhavuing undergone a complete restoration project,

duration of 2 years , Re launched 2012. Back sailing and competing against her sisters.
Category: Classic Sail
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel with fin.  Counter stern, open cockpit


East Coast One Design 1913 classic Bermudan sloop, 3/4 decked,Gentleman’s race cruiser built at Kings Yard,

Burnham on Crouch 1913. Designed by G.U.Laws. Witch is N0:3  of 10 the total in Class.  The  whole Class still exist

( Two have not been sailing  for a number of years , sat out on their respective trailers, Lucy and Rythem….)

The fleet  and their owners  are committed to keep the wholwe class together  on the East Coast.

Present owner restored her back to sailing .

Kept on a pontoon mooring.

She has part taken in several Classic regattas and local river’s races.


Length Overall: 9.14 m –  30ft
Beam: 1.98 m     6ft 6ins
Draft: 1.37 m    4ft


Builder: Kings of Burnham, 1913 No:3
Designer: G.U.Laws


Hull Material:  Carvel planked wooden hull painted white .

Below the water line Iroko planking on oak frames. Above the water line the planking is Pitch pine on Oak…

Oak deck beam,  marine ply deck, epoxy coated and painted in grey.

3/4 deck with open cockpit.

Hull Design: Displacement

Navigation Gear 

Echo sounder & compass.  Tiller steering.


2 x Electric bilge pumps.

Cockpit Cover new 2012
Alloy Spinnaker Pole
Winches:  Halyard 1 winch,  Sheet  winches x 2 , self-tailing
Anchor with chain and warp
Mooring warps

Sails & Rig:  A Bermudian Sloop

Deck stepped  varnished solid wooden mast and boom.

New suit of sails made for her relaunch in 2012 by ADM SAILS.

All of composite fabric. white in colour . Main sail No: 3 in it, slab reefing and tell tales….

No1 & No2 Genoas, Small jib. with roller reefing, A spinnaker. All new sails…

Old suit of sails by Lanton & Grey

Stainless steel standing rigging all new in 2012,, Running rigging synthetic rope, all renewed in 2012.