Polly MN12 is a 33ft Howard smack built in 1889.
Colne Match results;
- 2009 Best restoration Charles Morse Trophy
- 2012 Most traditionally turned out smack David Gowing Memorial Trophy
- 2015 1st smack over the start line Hammond Bell Trophy
She was a small Class III oyster smack built by the celebrated builder of spritsail barges, John Howard at North Street, Maldon, in 1889. She was the first winner of the Tom Bolton Memorial Cup at the OGA East Coast Race in 1964.
Polly had been lovingly owned and sailed by the wonderful Mandy Steer for over 30 years and had been kept between the Pyefleet & Brightlingsea. Polly has now changed hands and Jasmin is the new custodian of this very special smack. Jas has loads of experience under her belt already, so Polly will be in very safe hands. Here she is, being sailed home to Maldon, where she will now be moored.