V 71 Nora Sheila

This drawing shows the masthead rig of  Nora Sheila above a more standard doghouse and coachroof arrangement of the period.



Nora Sheila laid up near Baltimore, West Cork.


This continuous, five step, companionway forward of the engine does infer that Nora Sheila is one of the ‘long cockpit’ Vertues.


  • Laurent Giles design No: 253
  • Builder: Elkins
  • Launch Date: 1955
  • Hull Material: Mahogany & teak on English Oak
  • Deck: Canvas on pine t & g.
  • Engine: Volvo Penta MD 2
  • Ballast keel material: Lead
  • Doghouse: Short
  • Cockpit: Long
  • Berths: Three
  • Rig: Masthead bermudan sloop
  • Mast: Spruce
  • Heads'ls: Genoa & stays'ls
  • Backstay arrangement: Single to bumkin
  • Home Port: Baltimore, West Cork, Ireland
  • Current Owner: Paul Gallagher
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  • Other comments: Nora Sheila is a classic mid-1950's example of an Elkin's built Vertue.