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28th November - James Wharram comments on the Atalanta, and the crew of A113 Aku
UPDATED 28/11 after input from Hanneke Boon of Wharram Designs, including updates to Aku’s boat page Further to the article in November the December issue of Classic Boat includes an endorsement of the Atalanta’s capabilities from James Wharram. (James started ...
27th November - Adding photos to your blog improved
A number of you highlighted difficulties in adding photos to your blog entries. With apologies for it having been a bit messy I have now made it more reliable. Or should I say I think I have – please ...
29th October - November 2019 Classic Boat – Atalanta as an ‘Affordable Classic’
It started with a conversation at the Suffolk Yacht Harbour Classic Regatta in June this year. In the bar. Peter Smith, art editor for Classic boat was taking part with his 8-ton Gauntlet Bardu. We got into conversation about boats (what else) ...

Latest website contributions

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Sheathing Colchide’s rudder
09th December Colchide came out the water last week and I noticed that the rudder had some delamination cracks on the trailing edge. It has a 12mm ...
Sheathing Colchide's rudder
Memories of my Father’s boat
09th December Alan contacted us to enquire about the fate of A175 Inyoniamanzi (African for ‘Water Bird’). We were unable to provide much more information but ...
Memories of my Father's boat
2019-20 Bulletin heading your way soon
09th December A quick heads up for AOA Members. The new Co-Opted Editor has finalised the 2019-20 Bulletin and it is being printed as I type. The Bulletin ...
Bernard Blavier
23rd November Bernard Blavier contacted the AOA in October 2019 to enquire of her whereabouts. (Connecting with ex-owners is one of the pleasures of the website). Bernard was ...
Bernard Blavier
A1 hauls out, watched by A89
17th November After her first few months afloat for over 25 years Mike Dixon took A1 out of the water at the Orwell Yacht Club in the ...
A1 hauls out, watched by A89
Reply To: Connecting boats with ex-owners – A35 history
11th November A35 is truly an excellent communications link! We were fascinated to delve into her story when George Caisse, who owned her between 1959 and 1964, contacted ...