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A102 sailing past Tollesbury under autopilot 2017

A102 sailing past Tollesbury under autopilot 2017

Atalanta Mary

CLASS/SAILAtalanta 26
DATE BUILT1959-03-24
HULL NUMBER97

LAST NOTIFIED INFORMATION(to 2019)

– Other names
– ConditionSailing
– LocationR.Orwell, Suffolk
– EngineBeta Twin
– Rig3/4 Wood

Comments:After trip through French canals to the Med and cruising Corsica, Sardinia, French and Italian Riviera, returns home 2016.

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A102 Atalanta Mary for sale £4,000

A102 Atalanta Mary for sale £4,000

2021 August - It is time for me to pass on the ‘bateau’ on to a new owner.  Work commitments, blah..de..blah..  But she deserves to be used and should never be neglected. She is a ‘little behind in her maintenance’ with her decks needing repainting.  But she is still a solid original example in good working order. She ...
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Out of hibernation

Out of hibernation

2021 August - I am really glad that I managed to find ‘hibernation’ for Mary over the lock-down.  But it is time to get her back in the water enjoy a sail and make sure things are running properly. So with the excuse of the West Mersey regatta she is going back into the water. She went in on Friday and ...
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November 2019 Classic Boat - Atalanta as an 'Affordable Classic'

November 2019 Classic Boat – Atalanta as an ‘Affordable Classic’

2019 October - 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) and Atalantas. We suggested that the Atalanta would make a good subject in the Classic ...
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Atalanta Mary hibernates

Atalanta Mary hibernates

2019 January - Clearing up the photos on my camera, I came across these. Alistair, I hope you don’t mind me posting them. Atalanta Mary was moved in November to a home out of the weather for a few months. A stone’s throw from the her marina berth on the Orwell the barn is a great space to get work ...
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2016 Mary on the way home

2016 Mary on the way home

2017 June - 2016 Mary on the way home. Photo: sep 06b to st tropez 010_modified.
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Suffolk Yacht Harbour-Mary maintenance

Suffolk Yacht Harbour-Mary maintenance

2016 October - In my previous blog I spoke of bringing Mary home because the maintenance backlog was exceeding holiday expectations.  Well that kind of thing.  So now Mary is in Suffolk Yacht Harbour under her lovely cover with the expectation that I address the
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09 Sep - Hyeres

09 Sep – Hyeres

2016 September - 09 Sep - Hyeres
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09 Sep - St Tropez to Le Lavendou

09 Sep – St Tropez to Le Lavendou

2016 September - 09 Sep - St Tropez to Le Lavendou
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07 Sep - St Tropez

07 Sep – St Tropez

2016 September - 07 Sep - St Tropez
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06 Sep - Past Agay to St Tropez

06 Sep – Past Agay to St Tropez

2016 September - 06 Sep - Past Agay to St Tropez
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05 Sep - Past Cannes to La Napoule

05 Sep – Past Cannes to La Napoule

2016 September - 05 Sep - Past Cannes to La Napoule
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04 Sep - Antibes

04 Sep – Antibes

2016 September - 04 Sep - Antibes
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03 Sep - Around Monaco

03 Sep – Around Monaco

2016 September - 03 Sep - Around Monaco
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02 Sep - To Monaco

02 Sep – To Monaco

2016 September - 02 Sep - To Monaco
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01 Sep - San Remo

01 Sep – San Remo

2016 September - 01 Sep - San Remo
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31 Aug - San Lorenzo Al Mare

31 Aug – San Lorenzo Al Mare

2016 August - 31 Aug - San Lorenzo Al Mare
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30 Aug - Alassio

30 Aug – Alassio

2016 August - 30 Aug - Alassio
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29 Aug - Savona to Loano

29 Aug – Savona to Loano

2016 August - 29 Aug - Savona to Loano
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28 Aug - Genoa to Savona

28 Aug – Genoa to Savona

2016 August - 28 Aug - Genoa to Savona
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26 Aug - Genoa

26 Aug – Genoa

2016 August - 26 Aug - Genoa
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25 Aug - Portofino

25 Aug – Portofino

2016 August - 25 Aug - Portofino
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25 Aug - Past Cinque Terre to Portfino

25 Aug – Past Cinque Terre to Portfino

2016 August - 25 Aug - Past Cinque Terre to Portfino
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24 Aug - Portovenere

24 Aug – Portovenere

2016 August - 24 Aug - Portovenere
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23 Aug - La Grazie

23 Aug – La Grazie

2016 August - 23 Aug - La Grazie
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La Spezia

La Spezia

2016 August - I have driven past Genoa and La Spezia a number of times and although the west of Genoa has some beautiful driving roads.  Well they were before they filled them with cars etc.. But it is usually with a sigh of relief when you exit the mountains and are on the highway south.  Looking at ...
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23 Aug - Past Lerici, Viareggio and Carrera

23 Aug – Past Lerici, Viareggio and Carrera

2016 August - 23 Aug - Past Lerici, Viareggio and Carrera
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23 Aug - Leaving the Arno

23 Aug – Leaving the Arno

2016 August - 23 Aug - Leaving the Arno
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22 Aug - Arnovecchio

22 Aug – Arnovecchio

2016 August - 22 Aug - Arnovecchio
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21 Aug -  Florence, before we get afloat

21 Aug – Florence, before we get afloat

2016 August - 21 Aug - Florence, before we get afloat
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Leaving Pisa to La Grazie (near La Spezia)

Leaving Pisa to La Grazie (near La Spezia)

2016 August - We , and I say we, because our Nick joined me, had a delay before we could get into the water.  So we spent the day in Florence drinking stupidly expensive beer on roof top gardens.  I think the reason for the delay was that I needed a new battery?  We were treated to a spectacular ...
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Atalanta Mary Comes Home (2016)

Atalanta Mary Comes Home (2016)

2016 August - –>
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Bringing Mary Home-Non abbastanza vacanze

Bringing Mary Home-Non abbastanza vacanze

2016 June - I am going to need your help here.  It has become evident that I should bring Mary home. When I visited on the 2
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Boat cover for Mary

Boat cover for Mary

2016 June - As you will know from Nicks posts I have had a cover made for Mary.  As described by the Pisa Marina owner ‘she is beautiful’.
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2016 Atalanta Mary's new cover

2016 Atalanta Mary’s new cover

2016 June - 2016 Atalanta Mary’s new cover. Photo: Atalanta Mary’s new cover – fitting review on Helene.
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Arnoveccio in Pisa

Arnoveccio in Pisa

2016 January - After leaving Bosa I decided the next overwintering would be Pisa.  I would go up the eastern side of Corsica and head to the mainland.  I think the distances around Sardinia were too great for short holidays and I think I was kind of heading home.. I found Arnovecchio through the cruising association on the Arno ...
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2015 Mary to Pisa

2015 Mary to Pisa

2015 September - 2015 Mary to Pisa. Photo: Bastia. We just do it for the photos
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Mary 2015

2015 September - Well I have finally managed to put Mary back in the water and I think the plan is basically to find my way home. The distances here are too great and the contradiction between waiting out mistral and having to fighter 3 weeks holiday once a year has
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2015 Mary check in Bosa

2015 Mary check in Bosa

2015 April - 2015 Mary check in Bosa. Photo: new keel box seals. I managed to get new blocking plates made by a local carpenter. By all accounts a good man
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Atalanta Mary 2014

Atalanta Mary 2014

2014 October - This blog covers a 2 1/2 week holiday I spent in Sardinia working on Mary. Before reading this look back at the condition of Mary when I sailed out of Portland in October 2012.  During 2013 she was exposed to a lot of strong UV.  With the a
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bubble repair

bubble repair

2014 April - As you may remember I managed to damage the bubble just forward of the hatch.  After damaging and repairing the hatch itself.  This repair scared me far more as a hash job here would be a significant scar on my self confidence.
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2014 Winter check on A102 in Bosa

2014 Winter check on A102 in Bosa

2014 January - 2014 Winter check on A102 in Bosa. Photo: Check on Mary. I went back to check on Mary as I wasn’t there when she was hauled out.  Although I w
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2013 Atalanta Mary lays up in Bosa

2013 Atalanta Mary lays up in Bosa

2013 November - 2013 Atalanta Mary lays up in Bosa. Photo: vela coperta (3). Now she has been washed down there is little antifoul left.
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2013 Atalanta Mary from above

2013 Atalanta Mary from above

2013 September - 2013 Atalanta Mary from above. Photo: Rare view of mary. I went up the mast of another Cruising Association boat to help feed an halyard. 
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2013 Atalanta Mary Alghero to Bosa, Sardinia

2013 Atalanta Mary Alghero to Bosa, Sardinia

2013 September - 2013 Atalanta Mary Alghero to Bosa, Sardinia. Photo: Alghero – making do. I guess it is not to compete with a fast cat but getting the most ou
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2013 Atlanta Mary from Corsica to Isola Rossa, Sardinia

2013 Atlanta Mary from Corsica to Isola Rossa, Sardinia

2013 September - 2013 Atlanta Mary from Corsica to Isola Rossa, Sardinia. Photo: The clouds before the Mistral..
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2024 A103 - Sardinia

2024 A103 – Sardinia

2013 September - 2024 A103 – Sardinia. Photo: Tough times in isola rossa.
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2013 A102 - Corsica!

2013 A102 – Corsica!

2013 August - 2013 A102 – Corsica!. Photo: Corsica. I have arrived after an epic 36 hour haul on the motor today but a good 4 hours on spinaker yesterday.  
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2013 A102 - Out into the Mediterranean

2013 A102 – Out into the Mediterranean

2013 August - 2013 A102 – Out into the Mediterranean. Photo: Med. I will update the blog soon as I am expecting bad weather.   50km winds. I am anchored in
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2013 A102 - Hatch Repairs

2013 A102 – Hatch Repairs

2013 July - 2013 A102 – Lyon and The Rhone. Photo: Boat repairs..
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2013 A102 - Lyon and The Rhone

2013 A102 – Lyon and The Rhone

2013 June - 2013 A102 – Lyon and The Rhone. Photo: Lyon. <
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2013 A102 - Into the Rhone Valley & R.Saone

2013 A102 – Into the Rhone Valley & R.Saone

2013 June - 2013 A102 – Into the Rhone Valley & R.Saone. Photo: The Rhone valley. Today I crossed over from the Marne valley to the Rhone valley passing t
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2013 A102 - The Marne Valley

2013 A102 – The Marne Valley

2013 June - 2013 A102 – The Marne Valley. Photo: Lateral marne canal and Ay.. Ay is very much part of the Champagne district.
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2013 A102 - East from Paris on the R.Marne

2013 A102 – East from Paris on the R.Marne

2013 May - 2013 A102 – East from Paris on the R.Marne. Photo: logs. The higher water levels are washing down some significant logs so you need to keep an
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2013 A102 Mary in Paris

2013 A102 Mary in Paris

2013 May - 2013 A102 Mary in Paris. Photo: Is that….
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2013 A102 Mary To Paris

2013 A102 Mary To Paris

2013 April - 2013 A102 Mary To Paris. Photo: beat this. Long on the somme.
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2013 Atalanta Mary ready on the South Coast

2013 Atalanta Mary ready on the South Coast

2013 January - 2013 Atalanta Mary ready on the South Coast. Photo: 2012-12-24 14.51.57. Well we didn’t make the east coast. Ah well. All the easier to cross
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European holiday

2012 December - I am planning on a holiday next year along the lines of sailing from Chichester to St Valerie-sur-somme then across internal waterways to the south of France and then to spend the remainder of this year sailing towards and around the Tyrrhenian se
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2012 A102 Atalanta Mary travels to Chichester

2012 A102 Atalanta Mary travels to Chichester

2012 November - 2012 A102 Atalanta Mary travels to Chichester. Photo: mary bow. first site nose on
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A102 Atalanta Mary is for sale SOLD

A102 Atalanta Mary is for sale SOLD

2012 February - ATALANTA MARY A102 1959, 3/4 rig, restored to very good condition. Wood spars, sails – main and genoa, 1 & 2 jibs, spinnaker. Anchor’s chains & warps. Lavac heads, sink,fresh water tank,
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Beta Diesel engine

Beta Diesel engine

2000 January - In 2001 the original Coventry Victor engine was replaced with a 13.5HP Beta.  
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Restoration – Cockpit, Engine, Rig

1998 May - In 1998 a restoration began with the rebuilding of the lower cockpit woodwork. Further work included restoring the mast, standing and running rigging.
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Coupe Bernard Trophy 1992 – Twin Rudders

1992 January - In the early 1990’s Atalanta Mary was modified with the fitting of twin rudders in place of the single lifting original. This was influenced by the number of rudder blade failures and a desire to maintain a balanced helm with shallower draft. Could say lots of stuff here. And wouldn’t it be good to have a ...
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In the Navy

1979 January - Atalanta Mary was owned by a Naval officer between 1979 and 1981. During this time he and his wife had their honeymoon cruising the South Coast.
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Register

Sail_NoYearBoatNameOwnerHomePortConditionRigEngineNotable EVENTComments
A1022020Stored in barn during house move and awaiting repainting
A1022017Levington, SuffolkReturns from Med to R.Orwell
A1022015Pisa, Italy
A1022013Corsica
A1022007Rodger, AlistairPoole
A1022000SailingBeta 13.5hp
A1021998Brooks, Geoffrey & JenniferRidge Wharf, R.FromeRestoringRebuild lower cockpit, mast & rigging
A1021991Fits twin rudders, written up in Bulletin and wins Coupe Bernard award
A1021988Poole
A1021980Runs South Coast Rally


AOA Bulletin and Press Appearances

ArchIDTypeAClassCategoryRefPage NoTitleABoatABoat_NameAuthorAPagesACommentsAPriceASortLink
707Bulletin26, T, F, 31m. Cruises & Cruising1971-7212Learning the hard way - or What NOT to do in an AtalantaA102Atalanta MaryTrickey L.A.1500Link
410Bulletin26, Th. Rudder & Self Steering1979-8017Another Rudder FailureA102Atalanta MaryLovelock D.G.2500Link
617Bulletin26, T, F, 31l. History1984-854The South Coast ForumA102Atalanta MaryLovelock D&A3500Link
913Bulletin26, T, F, 31n. AOA Events1986-8713South Coast RallyA102Atalanta MaryLovelock D2500Link
914Bulletin26, T, F, 31n. AOA Events1987-8810The 1987 Cross Channel RaceA102Atalanta MaryLovelock D3500Link
1,000Bulletin26, T, F, 31o. General1988-8920The loss of HMS Atalanta in 1880A102Atalanta MaryLovelock D2500Link
418Bulletin26, Th. Rudder & Self Steering1992-9310Twin Rudders for Atalanta MaryA102Atalanta MaryLovelock D3500Link
861Bulletin26, T, F, 31m. Cruises & Cruising2013-143French canal motoring, then sail to BosaA102Atalanta MaryRoger A10500Link

Trophies

wdt_IDtrophyyearawardedtosailnoboatnameaward
wdt_IDtrophyyearawardedtosailnoboatnameaward
3Coupe Bernard1980DG LovelockA102Atalanta MaryFor Organising the South Coast Rally
7Coupe Bernard1984D & A LovelockA102Atalanta MaryOrganising South Coast Forum
10Coupe Bernard1987D & A LovelockA102Atalanta MaryWiinner of Race from Poole to Cherbourg
14Coupe Bernard1992DJ LovelockA102Atalanta MaryFitting Twin Rudders article
206Charles Currey2013Alistair RogerA102Atalanta MaryMost Adventurous Journey - Travel through French rivers and canals to the Med

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