Built in 1906 for hering campaigns in the west of Ireland. She fished during 30 years and she became a ferry boat for the Irish people who well known her. In fact she did her service until 1996 when she has been declare to old for that. But it was not the end of the story. A Frenche carpenter found in love with her and bring Leenan Head to Roscof in Bretagne. She became a beautiful pleasurecraft. First lugger she has been tranforme into ketch for safety at sea.
Leenan Heas is a beautiful and an extrodinary good ship at open sea. She traveled to Svalbard, Senegal, Brasil. Since twenty years she have so many story to tell. Welcome on Board !
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This Year our organisation let the boat to two young sailor, one of them Emeric was on board in 2017 during all the year and he is now master of coastal sailing vessel. The other was on board as a trainee in 2019 and found in love with Leenan Head. They choose to bring her back again to Martinique. The boat will be use their to sensibilized people about the preservetion of these beautiful but fragile island. After that Emeric who lived in Quebec during two year want to return there to organize an event in Quebec with friend from there.
This is 10 month of sailing trip. Before be able to do that Leenan Head need some reparation and control, for get her safety and longevity.
Professional sailor since 25 years, Manu worked on traditional sailing vessel, modern yacht, but also as racing skipper. He sailed as well in Europe and in Caribbean , he crossed more than ten times the Atlantic. He was also fisherman and professional scuba divers. These experiences make him a very good seafarer
Seafarer as deck hand since 2018. Charter in Bretagne, Mediterranean, and Caribbean. She crossed 5 times the Atlantic. She sailed from Greenland to Canada, East coast of united States, From Gloucester Massachusetts to Miami Florida. She represent the co-navigation website " Vogavecmoi".
Professional sailor since 2016. He sailed o traditional sailing vessel since he has 3 years old. He come a board Leenan Head in 2017 with Manu. They worked together on Biche a Dunde thuna sail boat from Groix. He has the passion for wooden sailing boat. He know many thing and do many thing on board. He lived two years in Quebec and find inspiration there. Since he came back in Bretagne we work on La Cancalaise a famous lugger on whom he sailed when he was younger. Sail again on Leenan Head is evident for him.
"It is not evident for us to know exacly what we can touch on this old wooden structure. Difficult to read in her, to know what could injured the hull in the future. She making water as always, she known for that ! She not craking, she's not rot... So what ? Will we do nothing ?
Of course there is some pieces easy to replace and it is clear that have to be done. So this year we going to begin by the evident parts of the hull wich need to be replace, or doubling. After that an architect will fix the form in his computer. It will permit us to understand better how this ship moving. Finally a Carpenter will inspect some inacessible botom wich hide by the ballast.
So we will organise the next action for the next year. The most important is to make sure she will be ready for sail again during the winter, because as long as she will be at sea as long as she will livin !
Carpentery 7080 €
Navigation 10404 €
A team of volounteers will help us to prepare the boat for the next trip
"We need you for this project, you're contribution is essential. We know that and we want to invite you in our passion for Leenan Head"
Total needed for the project : 22484 €
Total of contribution needed : 6000€
Les premières planches courbe en chêne sont sortie de la scie.
Elle serviront à renforcer les côtes du bateau
Les prochaines seront encore plus cintrées
Merci au Cherche Rallongé pour nous fournir ces arbres pas si facile à trouver.
Merci, à vous pour vos dons ! La route est encore longue jusqu’à Octobre! Continuer à en parler et à partager !
28 et 29 Juin 2021
Inspection de la structure suite et confection des gabarits de bois courbes :
Numérotage du bateau à partir des barrots qui sont les plus régulier 0 étant l’arrière et 28 l’avant.
Euuuh en image ça donne quoi ?
On approcherait donc des 10 premiers % ?
C'est génial ! Vraiment merci les amis ! Ça m'encourage vraiment dans ce projet qui me tiens à cœur.
D'ici Mardi prochain je vous donnerai un aperçu de la mise en place des premiers travaux.
- Préparation de gabarit pour les pièces de structure afin d'aller trouver le bois "tors". Bois courbe par nature ! L'objectif est de trouver un fil de bois qui suit les formes au mieux. Cela nous fera de belles côtes bien solide !
- Petit tour dans le gréement dans l'idée de refaire des "cerclages" tout neuf. Ils servent de points d'accroches pour les voiles.
Un grand merci! Parler en autour de vous je sais qu'on peut y arriver !
This project collects in € (EUR) but you can still invest in the currency of your country (your bank may apply exchange fees).