Caupona was built to the Monie drawings to a good specification with larch on oak frames, fastened with copper and bronze.



Epeneta built to Monie drawings.

Caupona  was built to the amended Andrillot drawings, redrawn for the construction of Monie, and was therefore rigged accordingly.  She has the usual classic pre-war Giles version of a masthead bermudan sloop with two pairs of spreaders and an inner forestay.  This is tensioned with running backstays, whilst a single standing backstay is taken to a single, quite light, bumkin.


  • Laurent Giles design No: 50
  • Builder: Woodnuts & Co, St. Helens, Isle of Wight.
  • Launch Date: 1939
  • Hull Material: Larch on oak
  • Deck: Glass mat over ply over pin.
  • Engine: Bukh Diesel
  • Ballast keel material: Lead
  • Doghouse: None
  • Cockpit: Not self-draining
  • Berths: Three
  • Rig: Masthead Bermudan Sloop with inner forestay.
  • Mast: Wood
  • Heads'ls: Genoa and various stays'ls.
  • Backstay arrangement: Runners & single standing to single bumkin.
  • Home Port: Dartmouth, Devon
  • Current Owner: Peter Gregson
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