Quadrille is a Thames Estuary One Design designed in 1920 by Morgan Giles for the choppy waters of the Thames, sometimes known as an Essex One Design. There are many racing at Leigh-on-Sea with a lively club.About early 70s they were moulded to the same design in GRP because of the huge cost in wood. They are very fast and have a very tall mast and would normally have a crew of three for racing. Quadrille is now sailing on the Tamar at Saltash, in order to facilitate safe cruising sometimes single handed a shorter mast has been fitted and one of the three mainsails altered to fit by Highwater sails of Plymouth. The original mast is stored for future use if needed. The new mast does not look short more in proportion and she sails beautifully balanced, three of us went out last weekend and were treated to a very pleasant and quite exciting sail. Much improvement has been carried out in the last year by a professional shipwright who was in fact apprenticed at Morgan Giles.
She comes with two masts, three mainsails all very good condition, two jibs, two rudders (one lifting the other fixed) two fixed bilge pumps, six buoyancy bags, oars and rowlocks, hoops for a camping boom tent. anchor, fenders and warps, outboard bracket.
A trailer has been refurbished with new suspension and bearings, mudguards, tow hitch, winch and jockey wheel. 8 inch wheels for launching and new 10 inch wheels for road use unused.
You will see there is still some cosmetic painting to do to the hull to make her look like new, the work carried out has been concentrated on important things. The trailer she is sitting on at present is just borrowed. The refurbished one has not been in the water.