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Designed by
Albert Strange  



Charismatic Woodbridge Boat
Ortegal, launched in 2003, is a new build to Albert Strange's Moth II design of 1912. Much admired, she was awarded a prize by the magazine "Le Chasse-Marée" for the quality of her manufacture. Ortegal's custodian, Aurélien Chipeaux, a shipwright, took two years to build this magnificent yacht. The frame is made of elm, the hull of Sapele, joints ployed acacia and iroko deck. The drawn cabin top of the Moth II design has been replaced by a flush deck and skylight arrangement, clearly shown in the above photograph. The topsides have been raised slightly. If you wish to practice your Nautical French, issue N°187 of Chasse Marée is often available on French eBay and has a twelve page feature on Ortegal and Albert Strange.

Chasse-Maree 187

Aurélien Chipeaux writes, ¨Hello, I am the proud owner and builder Ortegal. I'm writing you to give you some details on this boat. The form of the hull does indeed replicates that detailed in the Moth II design. However, the deck and rigging are of different origin. The bridge is flush and the rigging has received a boom and an additional headsail. Ortegal also has a large assymetric spinnaker. Ortegal sails the waters around brittany, and the Gulf of Morbihan to Anglos Norman islands, the boat being based on Brest. For the summer of 2008 we went to the Isles of Silly and to Cornwall where we participated in the Falmouth Classics”.


Ortegal Statistics
Built : 2003 by Aurélien Chipeaux, Brittany
LOA : 39' 6"
LWL : 27' 3"
Beam : 7' 7"
Draught : 4' 1"
Displacement : 4.75 tonnes

Ortegal Custodians & Home Ports 
Aurélien Chipeaux (2003-2016...) Tinduff-Plougastel-Daoulas

Ortegal Links
Ortegal on the Albert Strange Association website

Page last updated : March 2016


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