My name is Leo Sampson Goolden. I am a Boatbuilder, Sailor and Writer from Bristol, England.

Right now, I’m on a mission to rebuild a very old English sailing yacht called Tally Ho. Designed by Albert Strange in 190 and built by Stow & Sons in 1910, she is a well-known and important historic vessel – but after many adventures she was left in a remote port in Oregon to rot for decades, despite some valiant attempts to rescue her. I bought her and moved her to the Olympic Peninsular in 2017, and since then have been rebuilding her from the keel up with the help of a lot of amazing people. Eventually I hope to sail her back to the UK.

Sampson Boat Co is not a commercial entity at this time, and is simply the name of this Blog / YouTube channel.

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