IFOS 2003

Sailing Barge Beric

Off. No. 105421
63 Reg. tons

Built of wood by Cann at Harwich in 1896 for Groom, and later owned by Cranfield Brothers, she traded until 1977, carrying grain between Tilbury and Rochford Flour Mills.

She is now owned in Newcastle and is probably the most northerly located sailing barge.

This model was built by the late Reg LaFosse, using a fibre glass hull from Tony Williams, specifically designed with Beric as the prototype. The model has made many appearances in the Model Sailing Barge Championship races. She is currently modelled with staysail rig, but does have a bowsprit that can be fitted.

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