25,000 | Cowes United Kingdom


  • Model 18
  • Year 1964
  • LOA 18ft/5m
  • Class Cruiser Racer
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Bilge Keels
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Outboard
  • Berths 3
  • Ancasta Ref 38052
  • Name Eeyore


"Eeyore" - twice winner of the coveted Gold Roman Bowl, one of the largest yacht races on the planet, is now for sale.
Built in 1964, this Alacrity 18 bilge keeler has been transformed into a race winner by the extremely talented yacht designer, Jo Richards.

Total rebuild in 2018, with many similarities to a modern scow type hull, but with unique bilge keel arrangement has given her a complete lift in performance. Now eligible for many Classic events as well as standard IRC racing.

A great chance to own this giant killer!


"Eeyore" is based on an Alacrity 18, built in 1964, which has been completely restored and rebuilt, by current owner Jo Richards.

Rescued from the shadows of a power station in the Midlands, all that remains original of Eeyore is the hull moulds, with Jo optimizing and upgrading every single aspect of the boat, in order to achieve IRC greatness.
Now fitted with a carbon rig, twin custom bilge keels and a bang up to date sail inventory, this boat is the one to beat on IRC.

LOA 5.62m
Displacement 645kg
IRC TCC - 0.768


Carbon mast and boom based on Selden Elite section
Selden carbon pole for symmetrical kite
Spectra / Dyneema halyards
All running rigging provided and to high spec.
Stubby fixed bowsprit.
Roller furling headsail arrangement from Selden


Eeyore has a simple, functional interior with berths for 2 and a simple sink/galley arrangement.
Smev Two burner gas stove
Bunk cushions throughout .


Raymarine depth sounder
Garmin 276Cx gps
Tactick compass
Icom IC M31 hand held radio

Outboard motor
Single point lifting system.
Road trailer.


All North Sails \
2 x light medium Genoa ( one new )
2 x heavy Genoa ( one unused ) .
Symmetric and assymmetric kites .
Code zero on Selden continuous roller furler

Basic Cat 4 safety kit
Dyneema life lines

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