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Watermark II & Shenandoah

Painting Oil on Linen Board
60 x 45cm
(Private Collection)

The painting shows the H28 class yacht Watermark II and the ketch rigged Shenandoah sailing off the coast at Blairgowrie in Victoria. Both boats have just tacked so they will clear the port mark, and shallow water at the southern end of Port Phillip Bay.

In 2019 I was standing on the Blairgowrie jetty watching the pretty ketch Shenandoah being relaunched after the annual slipping, when I met the skipper of another yacht who was helping with the slipping. This chance encounter led to an invitation for me to crew on his classic and beautifully maintained H28 and subsequently some great sailing around the bay.

Specifications – H28 Watermark II
Designer – Herreschoff
Builder – Walker
Rig – Sloop with cutter rig
LOA 8.8m
Beam 2.7m
Draft 1.32m
Engine Bukh 20hp

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