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 central oak core and a further 12mmRead More…
Colchide went back into the water on a very cold 3 April 2019. Winter work included: Changing the impeller on the Farymann diesel Moving and greasing all 6 stainless steel keel pinsRead More…
The 2019 AGM was a great success with 27 Members and friends attending the meeting and lunch. The Minutes, Secretary and Treasurer Reports will be published for Members in the Spring Newsletter.Read More…
A photo record of Bernard Upton building Colchide in 1958
COLCHIDE Bernard Upton bought an Atalanta kit, hull number 104, directly from Fairey Aviation, Hamble on 25 November 1958 for £2800 and had it delivered to Cambs. The hull was builtRead More…
Deannie is available, free of charge, in the Lake District area, near the M6. The owners have entrusted the AOA to find a good home for her. Deannie has been under aRead More…
Hello fellow members,
After 2 seasons sailing A89 COLCHIDE back in the UK, it is obvious that she is over-canvassed for UK conditions. Uncle Bernard specified and fitted an oversize genoa, as he was sailing in 3-7 knots on Lake Gene
Took some pix of Colchide yesterday when you sailed past Sandack on a mooring near Clamp House, Ipswich.
Will send them if you let me have an email address.
Here are some more pictures of A89 Colchide in Norfolk.
I have some questions:
1. Should I open the foreward hatch a few inches and leave the top washboards out to encourage airflow through A89 in her outside winter storage?
I am delighted to announce that A 89 COLCHIDE returned to the UK today, after 50 years on the Mediterranian and in Switzerland.
She was picked up by Bob and Maria of
The Association’s senior member, Bernard Upton will be 94 next summer and has decided to stop sailing solo on A89 and to down-size his house, therefore 53 years of Atalanta spares and of course A89 herself will be coming home in May/June 2013. Ber
Bernard wants to seal the slots above A89’s keels.
I have experimented with moped tyres (3.0 x 19) and I can cut them into one long sausage, seal the ends and keep pressure for weeks. When inflated, they will expand to the required 100 mm s
I visited Bernard Upton in Switzerland last week and we spent a few days working on A89 in the boatyard in Gland.
The skeg was showing signs of cracking around the alloy rudder support, so I scrapped off the paint to find out the condition