Builder: Charles Lucas (Battery Point ,Tasmania)
Launched: 16 November 1911
Built for Mr Charles Shannon R.G.Y.C.
- Length overall: 32ft 8in
- L.w.l: 21ft
- Overhangs bow: 5ft 5in
- Overhangs stern: 6ft 3in
- Beam : 9ft 1 1/2in
- Draft :4ft 10in
Displacement :8000 lb
Ballast (Lead Keel) :3200 lb
- Originally gaff sloop (mainsail 525 ft, jib 142 ft, total 667 ft)
- Converted to Bermudan ?
Known race history with Royal Geelong Yacht Club ,Corio Bay (1912-1953)
- Winner A Class Aggregate 1919,1920,1927,1930,1935 – Commodore J.F.S. (Ford) Shannon ,owner
- Winner A Class Aggregate 1946,1947 – Mr Harold Anderson ,owner
- Winner A Class Aggregate 1952,1953 – Mr Jack Fitzgerald ,owner
Whereabouts 1953-1985 unknown. Owned by K. Holder during the eighties, and Bob Major during the nineties. Bought by Martin Cox in 2000.Restored by current owner 2001-2003. Moored in and still sailing out of Sydney at present.
Gannet differs from the original design in having an offset companionway and a stepped profile to the cockpit sides. Her hull has not been lengthened.