Leader on the slipway

Brixham sailing trawler, Leader, slipped in Polruan

Straight after launching ‘Barantszee’ this morning, we hauled out an older type of Brixham trawler – ‘Leader’.

Leader’ is a former Brixham sailing trawler, one of the largest of her type ever built in 1892 at the boatyard of A. W. Gibbs in Galmpton on the river Dart.

She was on the slipway just for the day and here she is going back down the slipway on the evening tide.

Barantszee on the slipway

Barantszee slipped at Polruan

Here’s ‘Barantszee’ going back in the water on the morning tide after a few days on the slipway.