‘Orque’ is a 25ft, TopHat Class, sailing yacht. She is traditionally built using mahogany planks on oak frames with copper fasteners. She was corroboratively designed in the early 1960’s by John H. Illingworth and Angus Primrose.  We found her wallowing in the far reaches of a yard in Woodbridge, Suffolk, where

für mein schönes Mädchen 1 from Bill Hitchins on Vimeo. In the 'summer' of 2010 Katja and I lived on board Orque whilst in the yard in beautiful Woodbridge.  Living in the same small space that occupies your home and work area is a significant commitment.  Amenities  were at a

Shipwright, sailing instructor, gentleman. Percy Lipsett was a shipwright who served his apprenticeship in 1953 at Woolverstone Shipyard. His introduction to boat building was building a dinghy as a hobby, miles away from the nearest body of water, in Derbyshire, where he was a sheep farmer.  A friend saw the dinghy and