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A102 sailing past Tollesbury under autopilot 2017

A102 sailing past Tollesbury under autopilot 2017

Atalanta Mary

ClassAtalanta
Sail NumberA102
Date Built1959-03-24
Hull Number97
Boat_ConditionSailing
Last known baseLevington
Rig3/4 Wood
EngineBeta 13.5hp
Last AOA Contact2018
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AOA Trophies and Awards

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Sail_No Year BoatName Owner HomePort Condition Rig Engine Notable EVENT Comments
A102 2017 Levington Returns from Med to R.Orwell
A102 2015 Pisa, Italy
A102 2013 Corsica
A102 2007 Rodger, Alistair Poole
A102 2000 Sailing Beta 13.5hp
A102 1998 Brooks, Geoffrey & Jennifer Ridge Wharf, R.Frome Restoring Rebuild lower cockpit, mast & rigging
A102 1991 Fits twin rudders, written up in Bulletin and wins Coupe Bernard award
A102 1988 Poole
A102 1980 Runs South Coast Rally
A102 1979 Lovelock, David & Anthea Fareham Honeymoon on boat!

Contributed Blog

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2016 Mary on the way home

(0) 2017 June
2016 Mary on the way home. Photo: sep 06b to st tropez 010_modified.

Suffolk Yacht Harbour-Mary maintenance

2016 A102 New Cover (11) 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

09 Sep – Hyeres

Hayers was a charming town (0) 2016 September
09 Sep - Hyeres

09 Sep – St Tropez to Le Lavendou

Looking back at St Tropez (0) 2016 September
09 Sep - St Tropez to Le Lavendou

07 Sep – St Tropez

Beautiful craftsmanship (0) 2016 September
07 Sep - St Tropez

06 Sep – Past Agay to St Tropez

Bimini motoring. (0) 2016 September
06 Sep - Past Agay to St Tropez

05 Sep – Past Cannes to La Napoule

This motorboat intrigued Nick as it sped past - is there a strong hint of Citroen DS about the styling? (0) 2016 September
05 Sep - Past Cannes to La Napoule

04 Sep – Antibes

Some of them were quite eerie (0) 2016 September
04 Sep - Antibes

03 Sep – Around Monaco

St Nicholas Cathedral at night (0) 2016 September
03 Sep - Around Monaco

02 Sep – To Monaco

The small boat harbour, SW of the clifftop old Monaco. An impressive hole overshadowed but the the cliffs on which Old Monaco stands. (0) 2016 September
02 Sep - To Monaco

01 Sep – San Remo

Elena meets 15m (0) 2016 September
01 Sep - San Remo

31 Aug – San Lorenzo Al Mare

Leaving Alassio behind (0) 2016 August
31 Aug - San Lorenzo Al Mare

30 Aug – Alassio

We spent ages looking for one or two famous people's plaques - very time consuming. (0) 2016 August
30 Aug - Alassio

29 Aug – Savona to Loano

In Loano we entered a massive and half-empty marina.  There was no clear guidance so we moored in a berth around three times the length of Atalanta Mary and headed for the Capitainerie (0) 2016 August
29 Aug - Savona to Loano

28 Aug – Genoa to Savona

Looking cool in the shade of the ad-hoc bimini rigged under the boom. (0) 2016 August
28 Aug - Genoa to Savona

26 Aug – Genoa

Genoa (0) 2016 August
26 Aug - Genoa

25 Aug – Portofino

A spectacular (if expensive) quayside. (0) 2016 August
25 Aug - Portofino

25 Aug – Past Cinque Terre to Portfino

Looking back at Portovenere in the morning sun (0) 2016 August
25 Aug - Past Cinque Terre to Portfino

24 Aug – Portovenere

Stunning- the blue sea, the magnificent fort and town of Portovenere (0) 2016 August
24 Aug - Portovenere

23 Aug – La Grazie

These two yachts are operated by a UK Charter company (0) 2016 August
23 Aug - La Grazie

La Spezia

aug 23c past lerici 001 (1) 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 ...

23 Aug – Past Lerici, Viareggio and Carrera

Lerici, on the way to La Grazie (0) 2016 August
23 Aug - Past Lerici, Viareggio and Carrera

23 Aug – Leaving the Arno

Atalanta owner in his element. One hand on the tiller, other on the vodka bottle. (0) 2016 August
23 Aug - Leaving the Arno

22 Aug – Arnovecchio

You can't see them, but the mosquitoes were definitely there. (0) 2016 August
22 Aug - Arnovecchio

21 Aug – Florence, before we get afloat

La Terrazzo Bar - trendy, great views, nicely done.  And the most expensive beer we had at over £12 each! (0) 2016 August
21 Aug - Florence, before we get afloat

Leaving Pisa to La Grazie (near La Spezia)

aug 22 arnovecchio 009 (0) 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 ...

Atalanta Mary Comes Home (2016)

Journeys end - at least for the waterborne Atalanta Mary.  This was closing the Mediterranean track of Mary which had started at Marseille 3 years before. (0) 2016 August
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Bringing Mary Home-Non abbastanza vacanze

(11) 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

Boat cover for Mary

2016 A102 New Cover (4) 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’.

2016 Atalanta Mary’s new cover

(4) 2016 June
2016 Atalanta Mary’s new cover. Photo: Atalanta Mary’s new cover – fitting review on Helene.

Arnoveccio in Pisa

dsc_2099_small (0) 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 ...

2015 Mary to Pisa

(2) 2015 September
2015 Mary to Pisa. Photo: Bastia. We just do it for the photos

Mary 2015

(9) 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

2015 Mary check in Bosa

(0) 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

Atalanta Mary 2014

A102 Attacking the Blister in Sardinia (1) 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

bubble repair

(2) 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.

2014 Winter check on A102 in Bosa

(2) 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

2013 Atalanta Mary lays up in Bosa

(0) 2013 November
2013 Atalanta Mary lays up in Bosa. Photo: vela coperta (3). Now she has been washed down there is little antifoul left.

2013 Atalanta Mary from above

(2) 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. 

2013 Atalanta Mary Alghero to Bosa, Sardinia

(1) 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

2013 Atlanta Mary from Corsica to Isola Rossa, Sardinia

(0) 2013 September
2013 Atlanta Mary from Corsica to Isola Rossa, Sardinia. Photo: The clouds before the Mistral..

2024 A103 – Sardinia

(0) 2013 September
2024 A103 – Sardinia. Photo: Tough times in isola rossa.

2013 A102 – Corsica!

(7) 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.  

2013 A102 – Out into the Mediterranean

(1) 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

2013 A102 – Hatch Repairs

(0) 2013 July
2013 A102 – Lyon and The Rhone. Photo: Boat repairs..

2013 A102 – Lyon and The Rhone

(0) 2013 June
2013 A102 – Lyon and The Rhone. Photo: Lyon. <

2013 A102 – Into the Rhone Valley & R.Saone

(0) 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

2013 A102 – The Marne Valley

(0) 2013 June
2013 A102 – The Marne Valley. Photo: Lateral marne canal and Ay.. Ay is very much part of the Champagne district.

2013 A102 – East from Paris on the R.Marne

(0) 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

2013 A102 Mary in Paris

(1) 2013 May
2013 A102 Mary in Paris. Photo: Is that….

2013 A102 Mary To Paris

(0) 2013 April
2013 A102 Mary To Paris. Photo: beat this. Long on the somme.

2013 Atalanta Mary ready on the South Coast

(0) 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

European holiday

(148) 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

2012 A102 Atalanta Mary travels to Chichester

(0) 2012 November
2012 A102 Atalanta Mary travels to Chichester. Photo: mary bow. first site nose on

Swing Keel Fittings

Swing Keel Fittings (0) 2012 May
I may be one of the lucky ones, the pivot and brake bolts were replaced by Peter Lombard in the 1970s. Nylon bushings and grease fittings should make removal much easier. A driving head for bushing removal was found in the bilge.


A102 Atalanta Mary is for sale

(0) 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,

2012 A102 Atalanta Mary for sale

(0) 2012 February
2012 A102 Atalanta Mary for sale. Photo: Atalanta Mary A102.

Beta Diesel engine

(0) 2000 January
In 2001 the original Coventry Victor engine was replaced with a 13.5HP Beta.

Restoration – Cockpit, Engine, Rig

(0) 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.

Coupe Bernard Trophy 1992 – Twin Rudders

(0) 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 ...

In the Navy

(0) 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.

AOA Bulletin and Press Appearances

ArchID Type AClass Category Ref Page No Title ABoat ABoat_Name Author APages AComments APrice ASort Link
402 Bulletin 26, T h. Rudder & Self Steering 1979-80 17 Another Rudder Failure A102 Atalanta Mary Lovelock D.G. 2 50 0 Link
410 Bulletin 26, T h. Rudder & Self Steering 1992-93 10 Twin Rudders for Atalanta Mary A102 Atalanta Mary Lovelock D 3 50 0 Link
588 Bulletin 26, T, F, 31 l. History 1984-85 4 The South Coast Forum A102 Atalanta Mary Lovelock D&A 3 50 0 Link
678 Bulletin 26, T, F, 31 m. Cruises & Cruising 1971-72 12 Learning the hard way - or What NOT to do in an Atalanta A102 Atalanta Mary Trickey L.A. 1 50 0 Link
832 Bulletin 26, T, F, 31 m. Cruises & Cruising 2013-14 3 French canal motoring, then sail to Bosa A102 Atalanta Mary Roger A 10 50 0 Link
882 Bulletin 26, T, F, 31 n. AOA Events 1986-87 13 South Coast Rally A102 Atalanta Mary Lovelock D 2 50 0 Link
883 Bulletin 26, T, F, 31 n. AOA Events 1987-88 10 The 1987 Cross Channel Race A102 Atalanta Mary Lovelock D 3 50 0 Link
968 Bulletin 26, T, F, 31 o. General 1988-89 20 The loss of HMS Atalanta in 1880 A102 Atalanta Mary Lovelock D 2 50 0 Link

Trophies

wdt_ID trophy year awardedto sailno boatname award
wdt_ID trophy year awardedto sailno boatname award
3 Coupe Bernard 1980 DG Lovelock A102 Atalanta Mary For Organising the South Coast Rally
7 Coupe Bernard 1984 D & A Lovelock A102 Atalanta Mary South Coast Forum
10 Coupe Bernard 1987 D & A Lovelock A102 Atalanta Mary Race from Poole to Cherbourg
14 Coupe Bernard 1992 DJ Lovelock A102 Atalanta Mary Fitting Twin Rudders article
206 Charles Currey 2013 Alistair Roger A102 Atalanta Mary Travel through French rivers and canals to the Med

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