After a troublesome voyage across the Bay of Biscay Aku put in to Las Palmas on her way round the world for rudder repairs.
There she caught the eye of James and Ruth Wharram. James went aboard to examine her and meet the crew.
James is an admirer of Uffa Fox and the Atalanta.
These photos are the copyright of Ruth and James Wharram. Provided by, and published here with the permission of, Hanneke Boon, James’ partner. James responded to an article published in the 2019 November edition of Classic Boat about the Atalanta. His letter about the meeting with Aku and his thoughts on Atalantas in general can be read in this post.