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Three Brothers
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Three Brothers celebrated her Centenary in 2012.
But she was in need of refurbishment to a high standard so she can sail for many years to come. We asked for contributions to raise the necessary finance.
The target was high but we were determined to achieve it so we could maintain a sailing coble as a unique part of the Yorkshire heritage. And we did it with thanks to all who helped and contributed.

Three Brothers is back
Funds have been forthcoming, & restoration work has gone well.
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Says Mike Wilson ..”The active members of our Society have worked extremely hard with real dedication over the years to keep Three Brothers as a real sailing coble. Many members have worked in a team and put in their own time to work on the boat during periods in which she has been lovingly restored.”
Mike continues ..The time came for further restoration
and many, many people and organisations contributed to our cause. It has been a worrying time, but we have come through and look forward to many successful sailings in coming years. She is back in the water, but we continue to welcome donations for maintenance.”

Three Brothers as she was in the 1920s

Three Brothers sailing in the early 1920s under full sail in light airs

After much work by the Society some ten years ago, a fine sight as a revitalised, and restored Three Brothers took to Bridlington Bay in a good breeze, and is obviously enjoying the outing. The old boat looked a lovely sight. Subsequent restoration has taken place, and she now has a varnished finish.

in full sail on a broad reach

Three Brothers was built over one hundred years ago, in 1912.

Three Brothers sailing out of the harbour

Three Brothers, like any working wooden boat, periodically needs serious repair and maintenance. Last year it was discovered that the maintenance bill was going to be far higher than the Society could afford. Thus we appealed for funds to help with the repair and restoration.

For the people of Bridlington and East Yorkshire, Three Brothers is a permanent working symbol of our history. Soon after the appeal, donations started coming in.

Fishing is an essential aspect of our background and we all felt, in common with the kind contributors, that it would be unthinkable for this coble to disappear. Our dear vessel is as important to us as the Cutty Sark, Mary Rose, Endeavour or Victory are to the nation.

Three Brothers is the last of its kind and WILL NOW SAIL FOR YEARS TO COME. She has been re-launched. The vessel is on the National Register of Historic Ships (2463), joining the town’s pleasure cruiser Yorkshire Belle.

As noted above, further donations to support our determined success can be made by cheque - payable to BSCPS - and sent to BSCPS, Harbour Office, West End, Bridlington, East Yorkshire YO15 3AN. Alternatively a payment may be made via PayPal by clicking the button at the top of the page. Everyone who donates over £25 receives a certificate of thanks.

If there is any further information you require, especially information about any help you can give, financial or otherwise, please do not hesitate to get in touch (click here).


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