This is the blog of our trailer sailor, gaff-rigged small yacht, which we bought in 2012. Aurora is a Cape Cutter 19, sail number 86, built by Honnor Marine in Rochdale. We are a family of 4 and chose a trailer sailor because we live in the midlands. This allows us to sail in different waters around the country. The CC19 is small enough to be comfortably towed by our campervan, launch and recover quickly and explore shallow waters that larger boats cannot safely enter. Aurora has acquired a character of her own and has been the focus of some wonderful adventures. We are looking forward to more adventures in the coming seasons, anchoring up for swimming or lunch. The Cape Cutter can also take the ground, and we have taken advantage of that capability too (not always on purpose!).
After looking at other boats of a similar size, we decided that despite being very good value for money, they are sturdily built (important to have confidence in the boat) and look lovely too. Look at the pictures and judge for yourself!
I am writing this blog partly as a record for myself to remember our adventures and any work we do on the boat and partly so any other interested parties can see what we have got up to….