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Leier Eussa, Ushant pilot

Hull length: 8.20 m
Breadth: 2.84 m
Displacement : 7.2 t
Sail area: 51 m²

Admiral Paris, in his exceptional book “Souvenirs de Marine”, has published the plan of a “boat of Ushant, end of 18th century”. Unfortunately this plan contains many discrepancies and inaccuracies. However, an Ushant association decided to build a replica of this boat, which seems to have been used mainly as a pilot boat, and ask me to draw the construction plans. I had to sort the truth and the wrong in the historical documents. It was a very interesting project, as it is very infrequent to get enough data to build a replica of a 18th century boat.
Leier Eussa was built in Le Conquet in 1991. She is still sailing from Ushant Lampaul bay harbour.

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