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NEW POST> Atalanta Prototype Acquired by Cowes Classic Boat Museum
February 13th, 2024 by
Classic Boat Museum will have an Airborne Lifeboat, Sopranino and A1

A1 Atalanta was delivered to the Classic Boat Museum in Cowes by Mike Dixon and Nick Phillips at the end of last week. This is great news for the Museum and forRead More…

NEW POST> Featured Boat: A31-04 Gellie
February 5th, 2024 by
Gellie in 2005

A31-4 Gellie is one of the twelve Atalanta 31s completed. She was 60 years old in 2023! Four other Atalanta 31s are still sailing or being restored. The Atalanta 31 was aRead More…

NEW POST> Fairey Falcon for sale on Facebook
January 31st, 2024 by
Fairey Falcon for sale on Facebook January 2024

Just seen this on Facebook. A rather nice-looking Fairey Falcon available near Chichester. If you use facebook its worth having a look just to see the photographs.

NEW POST> A modern take on the spirit of Arthur Ransome's John, Susan, Titty and Roger
January 28th, 2024 by
Julia Jones Strong Winds Trilogy

I have to admit to being a bit taken with Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons stories. As a child, as an adult, and now as a Grandad. I learnt the ‘right’ wayRead More…

NEW POST> Atalanta 26: A9 Ereina £750 ono
January 28th, 2024 by
A9 Ereina For Sale in 2018

NEW POST> Bordeaux submarine pen article (A35)
January 14th, 2024 by
Bordeaux Museum of Yachting - Submarine Pens (A35 was here)

Saw this article in atlantic magazine. June 2001 edition. Thank you very much to Mike for taking the trouble to post the article on the website. We are always excited to receiveRead More…

NEW COMMENT: February 9th, 2024 by Dominic Dobson
This was first Atalanta I sailed, during a cycling touring trip from St Malo down West coast we visi

NEW POST> A161 Amber Ellen creates Facebook Stir
January 8th, 2024 by
A161 Amber Ellen cause a stir on Facebook

Amber Ellen was spotted by a sailing enthusiast in Aberdeen. They posted a photo and there ensued a variety of comments. It appears that whilst most are appreciative of Atalantas there areRead More…

NEW POST> 31-4 Gellie - a 'new' engine for 2024
December 20th, 2023 by
Gellie 'new' engine

This follows on from Ian’s excellent four-page article in the 2023-2024 Bulletin: Ian had left Brough Haven in good time for the Uffa Fox 50 year event in the IOW on 20th AugustRead More…

NEW POST> Cleaning Bilge
December 6th, 2023 by

I know I have asked similar about ‘Bilgex’ for my bilge below engine, now that engine is out. I have Bilgexed , but more needs to be done before applying bilge paint.Read More…

NEW POST> A104 Arosa
December 3rd, 2023 by
A104 Arosa FOR SALE 2019 07 016

A104 Arosa needs a new home. Arosa is currently sitting on a roadworthy galvanised four wheel trailer, between Edinburgh & North Berwick. Good mainsail and genoa, some older jibs and genoa, spinnakerRead More…

NEW COMMENT: June 18th, 2020 by Babs70

NEW COMMENT: June 18th, 2020 by AOA
Hi Babs Andrew is abroad but if you email him I am sure he will respond. Let me know if you can't

NEW COMMENT: June 18th, 2020 by Babs70
Thank you. This one is nearer my neck of the woods.

Forum Topics (shaded) and Replies

NEW TOPIC>Rigging... What could you do? (New Topic)
February 4th, 2024 Stephen McCann

Dear All, Thanks for all the help thus far, I really appreciate the open andsupportive nature of the association. I have also been reading all the hard copy bulletins since dot (RichardRead More…

NEW REPLY:February 13th, 2024 by Nick Phillips

Spinnakers are great and really transform downwind sailing. A Code 0 on a bowsprit might be easier to handle than a spinnaker …. There have also been musings over the years aboutRead More…

NEW TOPIC>Trusted Paint Services South Coast (New Topic)
January 16th, 2024 Stephen McCann

Hello All, Been enjoying taking Colchide out on the Solent when I can but am keen to make her nice and shiny – given her location on the Hamble – does anyoneRead More…

NEW REPLY:January 27th, 2024 by Mike Dixon

Hi Steve, Sorry, can’t help with suggesting a ‘trusted tradesman’. Agree with Nick though, that it’s as well to strip right back to bare wood before re-coating.  Better to deal with softRead More…

NEW REPLY:January 27th, 2024 by Nick Phillips

Hi Steve.  Its great to hear you are having fun with Colchide – she looks to be enjoying her new home on the Hamble. And will do so even more with aRead More…

NEW TOPIC>Running Lines to Cockpit/Coachroof (New Topic)
November 15th, 2023 Stephen McCann

Hi all, Have been beginning to dream how to tweak A89 and make her easier to sail single handed and bring her uptodate (got a mast refit/spinnaker set up / and additionRead More…

NEW REPLY:November 17th, 2023 by Gregory Manning

I sail single handed but with the boat as was, and as a hanker.  Whilst I have seen boats with lines to the cabin roof my concern would be the added strainRead More…

NEW TOPIC>A bit of nonsense I missed from the TallyHo team (New Topic)
October 30th, 2023 AOA

I suspect many of you are following the amazing work of Leo Goolden as he leads the restoration of 1910 Tally Ho by the Samson Boat Company.  He has proved a masterRead More…

NEW REPLY:December 3rd, 2023 by Nick Phillips

Well! Maybe it wasn’t so much nonsense after all! Turns out the Front Door concept is taking root – this one is a bit posh. Courtesy of Jasper Jensen on Facebook More…

Bulls Eye Deck Light
September 26th 2023 by Gregory Manning
NEW REPLY:November 10th, 2023 by Gregory Manning

Thanks Dom, I looked and the posts I saw related to flat glass, alas the outer surface of my bulls eye is shaped so I am working away with initially 400 gritRead More…

NEW REPLY:November 10th, 2023 by Dominic Dobson

You tube is your friend!!

NEW REPLY:November 3rd, 2023 by Gregory Manning

Yippee I have managed to buy one second hand at a stupid price.  Next job is to grind out the scratched and polish the outer face.  Any advice form anyone?  I intendRead More…

Boarding Ladder to Swimming Ladder
September 19th 2023 by Doug Odgers

February 1st 2022 by Richard James
NEW REPLY:February 13th, 2024 by AOA

Another member has just rigged their boat with webbing slings. The complete set, including shackles, was under £60. Round Endless Lifting Slings. 2 x 3m rated to 3 tonnes 1 xRead More…