As part of the Classic Boat Awards, the GYC has once again joined forces with the magazine for the Fourth Centenarian of the Year Trophy. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony in London, after having been selected by an international jury of experts.
Built in 1888 at the yards of George Wanhill in Poole, Doorset, Thalia, a seductive Gaff Cutter is GYC Centenarian of the Year winner of the 2021 Classic Boat Awards edition.
With her age, Thalia has a long history of captivating the hearts of true sailing devotees, such the one of her actual owner David Aisher since 2010.
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GYC Centenarian of the Year award - Past winners
From 2017 the Gstaad Yacht Club's Award ties in with the centenarian theme and seeks to recognise yachts of this vintage that have achieved something special. Past winners are:
2021 - Thalia, owned by David Aisher
2020 - Greta, owned by Steve Norris
2019 - Carlotta, CAN/UK owned by Michael P. Wright
2018 - Folly, ARG owned by German Frers
2017 - Jolie Brise, UK