FLYD

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FLYD

Years Active: 1910-1995
Vessel Type: Aux.-Sloop
Sloop
Nationality: Falkland Islands
Round-the-world yacht which fell into disrepair after her original owner had a fatal heart attack at the helm whilst leaving Stanley harbour in 1972.

Main Use:

Exploration

Years Active:

1910-1995

Power:

Sail with small motor for port maneuvers only.

Built:

1910

Size:

5 Gross tons
8.92 x 2.92 x ?.?? metres

(length, breadth, depth) metres

Design/Build:

1910 Ketch, 1967 Sloop
Main Use: Exploration
Built: 1910
Power: Sail with small motor for port maneuvers only.
Design/Build: 1910 Ketch, 1967 Sloop
Size: 5 Gross tons
Dimensions: 8.92 x 2.92 x ?.?? metres
1964 Cecil Harrison (Rusty) Webb (1913-1972), a member of the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, bought the FLYD hoping to circumnavigate the globe. – They achieved an East-to-West voyage round the world between 1965-1968 – On 26th of October 1971, Rusty and FLYD, left on their second circumnavigation, calling at the Azores and Rio then the Falklands. – On 6th February 1972, FLYD arrived for a month’s visit to Stanley, and on leaving the Harbour on the 8th of March, just before passing through the Narrows, Rusty suffered a heart attack and died, FLYD running onto the beach near the Narrows. – FLYD was sold and used locally – After 1994, FLYD was stripped back ready for repairs, but it was found that the keel was so rotten and the necessary repairs so great a job that she was moved from her berth and beached at the Canache by Boxer Bridge on the sea-side of the WEDDELL. – As recently as 2024, she is still there on the beach.
1964 Cecil Harrison (Rusty) Webb (1913-1972), a member of the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, bought the FLYD hoping to circumnavigate the globe. – They achieved an East-to-West voyage round the world between 1965-1968 – On 26th of October 1971, Rusty and FLYD, left on their second circumnavigation, calling at the Azores and Rio then the Falklands. – On 6th February 1972, FLYD arrived for a month’s visit to Stanley, and on leaving the Harbour on the 8th of March, just before passing through the Narrows, Rusty suffered a heart attack and died, FLYD running onto the beach near the Narrows. – FLYD was sold and used locally – After 1994, FLYD was stripped back ready for repairs, but it was found that the keel was so rotten and the necessary repairs so great a job that she was moved from her berth and beached at the Canache by Boxer Bridge on the sea-side of the WEDDELL. – As recently as 2024, she is still there on the beach.

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