Free sailing program on Bull & Bear every Thursday evening from May 16th through September 19th.
With a hull shape resembling an oyster’s half shell, the sandbagger sloops of the mid 1800s had their origin in shell fishing. Despite their workaday heritage, they became famous for their speed and character of competitive excess. The ballast carried and shifted from side to side, stacked on the wide decks, made tacking a major event. Instead of bags filled with oysters, they used bags of sand. BULL & BEAR are modern reproductions of sandbaggers based on ANNIE, a sandbagger with a winning history launched in 1880. BULL & BEAR are used for a variety of community group and educational sails.
Article by Tom Price