Photo: 2014-04-13_off_to_sea. A89 Colchide decked out ready for towing to Ipswich for her first sniff of sea since 1979.
Photo: Colchide launch. Anti-foul was applied lengthways, so she slips past BLUSTER!
Photo: Colchide launch. Colchide tasting sea water for the first time in 40 years.
Photo: Colchide A89. Safely onto the pontoon.
Photo: A volunteer went up the mast to crrectly fit the topping lift.
Photo: Ooh – a bit shallow to port with those keels down.
Photo: Colchide A89. River Orwell shake-down June 2014
Photo: Colchide A89. Wow, she goes well.
Photo: Colchide A89. Port keel on show
Photo: Colchide A89. Making a few adjustments
Photo: A89. Hi John, Please see attached photo, for your brilliant website. Regards, Richard
Photo: Formation practice with a Sadler 29.
Photo: Gosh, that Genoa is big.
7 thoughts on “A89 Tastes East Coast Salt Water after years in Lake Geneva”
I have been meaning to comment for a while.
She is indeed very pretty and looks immaculate. I would love to see her if only for the inspiration. Are you taking her to the regatta on the 30th?
I have now removed the huge old Genoa pictured, as although it was ideal for Bernard on the lake with 2-6 knots, it was too big for typical East Anglian winds of 15-20 knots, gusting 25. I have fitted a No 2 Gib which is much more manageable. My next job is to find replacement winches for the Jib, as the current, unmatched ones are very worn and unreliable.
I like the cut of your jib.
Colchide is looking great, I hope that you will be able to make the East Coast Race.
I note that you have a raised boom which gives you the opportunity to fit a kicking strop and of course to avoid a cracked skull.
What height is your mast and can you fit the standard Atalanta mainsail?
Well done Richard, I hope to see you visiting Erith Yacht Club soon. A trip up the Thames is worth while.
Looking good Richard only problem is Karen wants to know why Mourne Goblins paint work doesn’t look that good Dom
I am sure that Bernard will be thrilled. Colin A95