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A104 Arosa - £2000

A104 Arosa – £2000

2019 July - A104 Arosa for sale due to re-location Re-location to Canada forces reluctant sale.She is currently sitting on a roadworthy galvanised four wheel trailer.Good mainsail and genoa, some older jibs and genoa, spinnaker and pole.New gas stove in galley. Yanmar 1GM10 diesel needs some attention – either a head gasket problem or an oil leak.Aft cabin deck is a bit spongy and would benefit from work sooner rather than later. Expandable dingy (needs re-certification).New covers for cabin cushions. Arosa is lying between Edinburgh & North Berwick. £2,000 ono. Please contact: Andrew Karsgaard, andrew.karsgaard@gmail.com    07793 080 320 A104 Arosa FOR ...
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Diesel Bug in Fuel Tank

Diesel Bug in Fuel Tank

2019 July - Why you should always add a biocide to your diesel fuel (see photographs)! The algal gloop formed a mat lying on the bottom of the tank. As there was a 3 cm gap below the fuel pickup to the flat bottom of the tank, the fuel siphoned out of the tank was clean. Removing the tank to clean it was not an easy job. Better not to let the bug grow in the first place. The fuel was red diesel and the tank had been fully topped up before storage, as recommended. ...
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Modification – F53 ?

2019 July - I used to own a fairey fulmar,   I think it is this one, mast replaced   with an alloy one, a distinct modification  was carried out to the  center plate,    it was  modified to be lifted by a wire  rope from a winch in the  cockpit. the original  plate  lifting  point was  cut off  ,  this  made the top of the center plate flat if this is the  boat, I have some  photos, Brian
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A89 Colchide stars at the 2019 Suffolk Yacht Harbour Classic Regatta

A89 Colchide stars at the 2019 Suffolk Yacht Harbour Classic Regatta

2019 June -  
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Bluster in two big bits (and many small bits)

Bluster in two big bits (and many small bits)

2019 June - Bluster is now under an all-weather cover so it is possible to work on her even when the weather is not as fine as it should be. Many of the fittings have been stripped off, and today the coachroof was separated from the deck. This was quite a job, but needed doing as she had developed some major leaks at the deck-coachroof join over the last few years and the decks at the aft end of the coachroof had become quite weak. The biggest problem was that almost all the brass ...
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Base camp Terrapin

Base camp Terrapin

2019 May - base camp established we are missing the magneto from the Coventry and need a model number  we are also wanting all the sponge replicating
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Saving A49 Terrapin

Saving A49 Terrapin

2019 May - I saw A49 on ebay and I am bringing her home to restore. 
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Refit of Bluster Started

Refit of Bluster Started

2019 April - Work has started on Bluster’s major refit, now that the weather is warmer and dryer. I am starting to strip off the bits that have not been off for a long time, if ever, to expose what lies beneath and repair it if necessary, starting with the deck as many of the known soft and weak spots are there. No major shocks or surprises so far, but lots of grinding and drilling required to remove rusted-in bolts. Almost all of the brass screws holding the rubbing strake on were de-zinked and ...
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Colchide back in the water

Colchide back in the water

2019 April - 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 pins Replacing propshaft and rudder cassette anodes T-cut and polish hull Re-fitting 115 Ah and 90 Ah batteries Renew antifoul (gone for Royal Blue this year) Re-fitting mainsail Re-fitting sheets & warps after their winter wash
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Atalanta trailer winter refurbishing

Atalanta trailer winter refurbishing

2019 March - Atalanta trailer winter refurbishing
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A1 Restoration - Spars, Rigging, Sails

A1 Restoration – Spars, Rigging, Sails

2019 February - I took on the restoration of A1 ‘Atalanta’ in 2016. This post begins a series in which I will document the work done, in text and photographs. There has been an extraordinary interest in A1’s progress. Many thanks to all who have expressed interest.
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A1 Restoration - Topside Veneering

A1 Restoration – Topside Veneering

2019 February - I took on the restoration of A1 ‘Atalanta’ in 2016. This post begins a series in which I will document the work done, in text and photographs. There has been an extraordinary interest in A1’s progress. Many thanks to all who have expressed interest.
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Wood needs to breathe - A59 Julietta re-launch delayed

Wood needs to breathe – A59 Julietta re-launch delayed

2019 February - I have had an update from Dennis Clarke on the progress of Julietta’s restoration. As often happens timescales for the work planned extended significantly but Julietta was finally prety much ready for the water as can be seen in the header. And disaster! The mast collapsed whilst being lowered – it had rotted from the inside out. It had been epoxied and then rotted from the inside. So Dennis has passed on this warning – ‘Be Warned. Wood needs to breathe’
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A1 Restoration - Aft cabin companionway and cockpit coaming

A1 Restoration – Aft cabin companionway and cockpit coaming

2019 February - I took on the restoration of A1 ‘Atalanta’ in 2016. This post begins a series in which I will document the work done, in text and photographs. There has been an extraordinary interest in A1’s progress. Many thanks to all who have expressed interest.
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A1 Restoration - Engine Space

A1 Restoration – Engine Space

2019 February - I took on the restoration of A1 ‘Atalanta’ in 2016. This post begins a series in which I will document the work done, in text and photographs. There has been an extraordinary interest in A1’s progress. Many thanks to all who have expressed interest.
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Wooden Mast and Boom Rebuild

Wooden Mast and Boom Rebuild

2019 February - A169 “Elle” (formerly Kerry Piper) Wooden Boom and mast rebuild 2018 Boom Boom rebuild was completed over the last week in August – see photos for work stages etc. Still a few coats of varnish to add to the UV resistant clear epoxy coat – as shown in photos. The new Sitka spruce lower section is a couple of shades lighter than the original salvaged top part. The bronze Lewmar gooseneck and end fittings were salvaged from a vintage yacht of similar size. Barton sliding track/block has been added for the new slab ...
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A1 Restoration - Foredeck Veneering

A1 Restoration – Foredeck Veneering

2019 February - I took on the restoration of A1 ‘Atalanta’ in 2016. This post begins a series in which I will document the work done, in text and photographs. There has been an extraordinary interest in A1’s progress. Many thanks to all who have expressed interest.
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A1 Restoration - Aft Deck Veneering

A1 Restoration – Aft Deck Veneering

2019 January - I took on the restoration of A1 ‘Atalanta’ in 2016. This post begins a series in which I will document the work done, in text and photographs. There has been an extraordinary interest in A1’s progress. Many thanks to all who have expressed interest.
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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 done.
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A1 Restoration - The Cockpit Area

A1 Restoration – The Cockpit Area

2019 January - I took on the restoration of A1 ‘Atalanta’ in 2016. This post begins a series in which I will document the work done, in text and photographs. There has been an extraordinary interest in A1’s progress. Many thanks to all who have expressed interest.
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A1 Restoration - Transom

A1 Restoration – Transom

2019 January - I took on the restoration of A1 ‘Atalanta’ in 2016. This post begins a series in which I will document the work done, in text and photographs. There has been an extraordinary interest in A1’s progress. Many thanks to all who have expressed interest.
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A1 Restoration - Trailer

A1 Restoration – Trailer

2019 January - I took on the restoration of A1 ‘Atalanta’ in 2016. This post begins a series in which I will document the work done, in text and photographs. There has been an extraordinary interest in A1’s progress. Many thanks to all who have expressed interest.
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A1 Restoration - Hatches

A1 Restoration – Hatches

2019 January - I took on the restoration of A1 ‘Atalanta’ in 2016. This post begins a series in which I will document the work done, in text and photographs. There has been an extraordinary interest in A1’s progress. Many thanks to all who have expressed interest.
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A1 Restoration - Hull veneering, tools and equipment

A1 Restoration – Hull veneering, tools and equipment

2018 December - I took on the restoration of A1 ‘Atalanta’ in 2016. This post begins a series in which I will document the work done, in text and photographs. There has been an extraordinary interest in A1’s progress. Many thanks to all who have expressed interest.
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A1 Restoration - Keel Support Brackets

A1 Restoration – Keel Support Brackets

2018 December - I took on the restoration of A1 ‘Atalanta’ in 2016. This post begins a series in which I will document the work done, in text and photographs. There has been an extraordinary interest in A1’s progress. Many thanks to all who have expressed interest.
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A1 Restoration - Somewhere to do it, and initial investigations

A1 Restoration – Somewhere to do it, and initial investigations

2018 November - Do you need a shed? An often asked question when carrying out work on a boat, the answer to which I would argue is – Yes.
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Restoration of A1 'Atalanta' 2016 to 2019

Restoration of A1 ‘Atalanta’ 2016 to 2019

2018 November - I took on the restoration of A1 ‘Atalanta’ in 2016. This post begins a series in which I will document the work done, in text and photographs. There has been an extraordinary interest in A1’s progress. Many thanks to all who have expressed interest.
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3 piece suit for A169

3 piece suit for A169

2018 November - Winter Cover: Removed the waxed canvas cockpit tent for valeting; so have made up a new winter deck cover for A 169. NB:  Article on making the cover will be in AOA Bulletin.  
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Peanut in Beaumaris 2018

Peanut in Beaumaris 2018

2018 November - Peanut is based in Beaumaris, North Wales. Andrew Willat posted photos of her in 2017-18 on the Facebook group ‘Uffa Fox Designs‘. Peanut is far from standard with an extra mast and fixed keels. Members may be interested to refer to the 1975-76 Bulletin (right at the back) where Wendy and Brian Burnett explain how Peanut came to be as she is. Wendy is the daughter of (then) Capt.Bill Urry of A1 Atalanta and A5 Diaphony fame. Wendy and Brian fitted out a bare A31 hull themselves to create ...
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Bluster arrives in Scotland, from Suffolk

Bluster arrives in Scotland, from Suffolk

2018 August - After many years of being based at Ramsholt on the Deben and sailing the Thames Estuary with forays to Holland, France and Scotland (by trailer), Bluster has now moved to Scotland where she will undergo a refit before hopefully cruising the east, north and west coasts.
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A1 Atalanta gets a new Iron Topsail

A1 Atalanta gets a new Iron Topsail

2018 July - As part of her restoration Atalanta a1 has now received a shiny red Beta diesel. You will be able to read about the details of the installation in the future but in the short term listen to that heart beat below! https://youtu.be/1iLCmTtMVUE
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A90 Mourne Goblin - Offers around £5000 SOLD

A90 Mourne Goblin – Offers around £5000 SOLD

2018 July - Reluctant sale, due to purchase of larger boat. A90 Mourne Goblin had a full rebuild 2000/2005 – see A90 Boat Page (detail requires site registration). Ashore on trailer West Yorkshire, offers around £5000.
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A86 Sassi - On the hard....refitting....Surrey

A86 Sassi – On the hard….refitting….Surrey

2018 July - Photos covering the refit in 1990 and subsequent sailing across to Cherbourg on her first cruise. She was still powered by her Coventry Victor engine at this point. Subsequent photos cover her journey to Gruissan in the Gulf of Lyons around 1994, and on the hard there for repainting around 1995. Maurice Killen was her custodian at this time.
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A1 is measured up for some James Lawrence sails

A1 is measured up for some James Lawrence sails

2018 July - A1 travelled from Market Harborough to Brightlingsea for Mark Butler, of James Lawrence sails, to measure her up for new sails. This meant Mike was able to prove his tow car, his trailer, the mast raising gear AND get the sails measured.  And everything went very well!  The mast raising pole and braces worked very smoothly and the mast was soon rigged. Mark arrived with a bag full of long tape measures and a set of medical locking forceps. Tapes were hoisted on the halyards and then the forceps used to ...
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Major Robin Shinkwin

Major Robin Shinkwin

2018 July - Major Robin Shinkwin was apparently the second owner of F8 “Iona”. The photo shows Him on A5 ” Diaphony” on a cruise down to St Malo, with my Father, myself and Nigel Case. It turned out to be another case of Father convincing people of the virtues of Fairey’s products. By the time we got back to Poole, Robin had agreed to become the fourth owner of “Diaphony” and Nigel was to become the third owner of “Iona”! There’s this little bar in St Malo….             …but it’s probably best to ...
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Someone is always watching...

Someone is always watching…

2018 July - Spotted in Marans near La Rochelle by no less than two local Fulmar fans ! Looking good, very good!
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A1 Atalanta Interesting Keel Hoist

A1 Atalanta Interesting Keel Hoist

2018 July - A1’s keel plates and hoist have been completely refurbished. The lifting gear is of interesting design – the same principle was used in the production Atalantas but the original has cables in place of stirrups. (Click on a photo to expand)
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Original Owner

Original Owner

2018 July - A48 was launched as “ATALA” and was originally owned by John A. Strubbe FRIBA, his wife and children . Interestingly it was John who was responsible for the Black Night Rocket Engine Test site on High Down close to the Needles. A site that has intrigued so many of us while sailing round the Isle of Wight. {See here for more information – Ed} During John’s ownership, “Atala” was moored on the Beaulieu River near Bailey’s Hard and wintered in her custom built boathouse nearby
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A1 Atalanta dresses in her new rigging

A1 Atalanta dresses in her new rigging

2018 July - Mike’s new sails are to be made by famous sailmaker Jimmy Lawrence, of Brightlingsea.  The loft insist on measuring the boat themselves. So all Mike has to do is get her to them, with the rig on. The rigging was redone by Traditional Riggging of Bristol to Mike’s measurements.  A1 came with no rigging and some key parts (spreader sockets). Mike had gone to a great deal of trouble to design replacement parts and define rigging lengths and he was keen to see if it all fitted. The newly refurbished mast (which ...
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A1 Atalanta Trailer (ex Kotora) - a different type of trailer

A1 Atalanta Trailer (ex Kotora) – a different type of trailer

2018 July - Mike bought Kotora’s old trailer and heavily refurbished it.  It is of an interesting design, quite different to others I have seen.  It has central supports for the keel and a fore-and-aft side rail (bunk) for the bilge on each side.  This rail is shaped to rise at the forward end and the four support posts can be adjusted individually enabling the rail to be set as a snug fit throughout its length. Quite different to the transverse chocks normally found this trailer fits the boat extremely well.  Note that in ...
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A1 Atalanta Restoration - Sunlight for the first time in 18 months

A1 Atalanta Restoration – Sunlight for the first time in 18 months

2018 July - A1 Atalanta has been tucked up in her workshop for the last 18 months after rescue from a garden in Essex. Mike (Dixon) has achieved an amazing amount of progress in that time, transforming her from the state indicated in this post.  There is still much to do but A1 is planning to be at Suffolk Yacht Harbour for the AOA60 celebrations and Mike needed to get her on the trailer, with the mast up, in order to organise new sails from Jimmy Lawrence. The sail-loft will not make from ...
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A162 Nip down to Spain

A162 Nip down to Spain

2018 June -           Back in the depth of winter my wife Lara announces that she is taking part with my eldest daughter in the annual diving club trip in ¨Rosas¨ Spain .   My thoughts jumped to the possibility of taking advantage of the situation and suggesting we all stay on Solone .  The logistics of five staying onboard had not been considered at this point but to my surprise was take as a good idea.            The final months of the winter gave me ...
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A104 Arosa Hull to Whitby in June 2010

A104 Arosa Hull to Whitby in June 2010

2018 June - I found these images of A104 Arosa whilst looking for something entirely different and thought they might be of interest.
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A144 CYN For Sale - € 1500 / offers

A144 CYN For Sale – € 1500 / offers

2018 June - Yet another year has passed and I haven’t had time to touch Cyn. She is complete and watertight wooden mast and a yanmar engine which isn’t fitted. There is a rough yard trailer Located 30min from Rosslare port €1500 euro / offers if it’s going to be restored
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A160 Moyra from the Archive – use with the RONA Trust

2018 May - As part of the continuing transfer of the AOA archives online I came across this note from the RONA Trust about Moyra’s first owner Lord Amroy, and Moyra’s role in the Trust. This note was published on the RONA website. Lord Amroy had been appointed High Commissioner for Canada and wrote to ask Waltere Scott to arrange for a small yacht, suitable for lake sailing, to be bought. The result was a Fairey Atalanta which he named from an anagram of his own name, MOYRA. When he retired as High ...
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Atalanta 26 For Sale - A161 Amber Ellen SOLD

Atalanta 26 For Sale – A161 Amber Ellen SOLD

2018 May - Atalanta 26 for sale – A161 Amber Ellen. Based near Ullapool Amber Ellen is offered with a trailer and some interesting modifications including wheel steering. With varnished hull and decks she now needs some attention and TLC. The exterior needs re-finishing and decks may need some repairs. The hull is in sound condition. Amber Ellen has had some interesting modifications through the years including raised tubular toe rails and wheel steering.
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Atalanta 26: A9 Ereina £2000 ono

Atalanta 26: A9 Ereina £2000 ono

2018 May - Atalanta 26 A9 Ereina is for sale. Ereina is part way through a restoration interrupted due to move to sailing a catamaran. She is out of the water in South Wales. Most repairs have been completed (see photos) – the hull needs stripping back and re-coating. Galvanised 4-wheel trailer almost unused, never been in salt water. Yanmar 1GM10 engine , stainless steel P-bracket. Original Dinky dinghy.
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A138 Sweet Sue spotted in St Peterport Guernsey

A138 Sweet Sue spotted in St Peterport Guernsey

2018 May - A138 Sweet Sue picture in Guernsey 5th May 218
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A117 Turtle May 2018 - progress in Cornwall

A117 Turtle May 2018 – progress in Cornwall

2018 May - Our Secretary Richard has been on his travels, sailing tupperware yachts and popping in on unsuspecting Atalanta Owners. Richard visited Chris Berry in Truro. Chris has taken on A117 Turtle – Turtle had been languishing in a barn for many years. Chris is well on with the often disheartening process of stripping back and seeing what you have to. The great thing is that in most cases the repairs are relatively simple even if they take a long time. Chris, and others who are taking on similar projects, would appreciate ...
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A169 Kerry Piper 100W Solar Panel for 48V charging

A169 Kerry Piper 100W Solar Panel for 48V charging

2018 March - Above: 100W “Fuji Wave” panel – delivers a high voltage with exceptional low light energy capture. Mid afternoon March last w/e measured input was 300V+.These are designed for commercial solar installations, but are readily adaptable to use on boats – campers etc. The great thing for the Atalanta is that it is exactly the correct length (3.45 metres) for the boom with a few inches to spare at each end. Constructed from a tough polymer plastic which insulates the solar panel elements. rolls up like a carpet runner into a ...
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Raising A86 off her trailer after repositioning in the barn

Raising A86 off her trailer after repositioning in the barn

2018 March - Today, the 5th March 2018, A86 was moved on her trailer and repositioned in the barn so that all round access was possible. Many thanks to Mike Dixon for coming to the aid with his 4×4 and manoeuvring the trailer. After this, Mike organised the lift off evolution, using four beer kegs and much timber of various sizes and wedges plus two hydraulic jacks to gradually lift the boat safely off the trailer and finally have the boat sitting on two oil drums and two beer kegs, with supporting tantalised sleepers. Start ...
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A110 Memories from an Owner

A110 Memories from an Owner

2018 February - These photographs relating to A110 Turnstone (now Trientje P, being restored in Germany) were kindly provided by Richard Slater.  . The boat was owned by Richard’s Father who bought it off a neighbour of the owner of A146 Bluff which crossed the Atlantic.  A110’s purchase included a self-steering gear ‘cast-off’ from A146 which never really worked as A110 was 3/4 rigged and A146 masthead.  Richard’s father had owned F9 ‘Petronella’ since 1960 and sold ...
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Portsmouth Bound Prt 7 Lizard Point to Portsmouth

Portsmouth Bound Prt 7 Lizard Point to Portsmouth

2018 February - So I have finally got round to writing the final instalment of our journey from Isle of Man to Portsmouth. We had a fairly uneventful journey from Lizard to Portland Bill across Lyme Bay. However the wind picked up to approx F5 to F6 on approach to Portland Bill which gave us chance to kill the engine and enjoy some great sailing for a couple of hours albeit at 2am in the morning. We decided that after having sailed for 2.5 days solid we would take a refuge in Portland to get ...
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Barbara Calder, ex owner of Terrapina, dies

2018 February - See the Forum post for obituary of Barbara Calder, corinthian ex-owner of Terrapina. Quite a sailor and quite a character.
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Memorable family sailing  on Holland waterways summer 1960

Memorable family sailing on Holland waterways summer 1960

2018 February - A memorable time for the family which we did not regret.The tide was running out fast in the Zandreek. so we went aground not exactly where we would have wished!. No problem with an Atalanta and we prepared to spend the night in our cosy arch until next high tide. What an intent moment when we woke up to see the sunrise and watch the water rising quickly under the double keel. We were free to move on.
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A128 Echo in 1989-1990

A128 Echo in 1989-1990

2018 February - Pictures of A128 Echo iin 1989 and 1990 kindly provided by Piers Beckett.
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A125 Bacardi - A 'Barn Find' which died in the barn

A125 Bacardi – A ‘Barn Find’ which died in the barn

2018 January - Below is a story of a long distance affair between Peter Nicholls and A125 Polaris II in Mexico. 1960 Polaris moves to Mexico Fairey Atalanta hull no 128 left the Hamble works on 10 May 1960 and was bought by Enrique Huber in Mexico. 1992 – Peter meets Polaris as prospective buyer In August 1992, the AOA received a letter from Peter Nichols about A125: “Mr Huber and I examined A125 yesterday, as she had been in storage for over 28 years. She was still painted in the original Fairey Marine colours. We found some ...
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Building Colchide in 1958

Building Colchide in 1958

2018 January - A photo record of Bernard Upton building Colchide in 1958
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History

History

2017 December - 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 built in a canvas shed in the grounds of a printing works in Wisbech. Bernard Upton and Wally Green, a former shipwright, worked on the hull in the evenings and at weekends. They used the new CIBA Aerodux glue for most of the hull work, which was very successful. Colchide is unique in having extra stringers in her hull. Bernard contacted ...
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A16 Dervorguilla gets a makeover

A16 Dervorguilla gets a makeover

2017 December - A16 Dervorguilla gets a makeover at Pin Mill. A Mark 1 Atalanta Devorguilla is still in remarkable condition despite her age. There are quite a few interesting differences: The aft-cabin is longer, the cockpit shorter and the galley is about half the length The rudder design is different The hull shape at the stern looks to have a sharper turn on the bilge. The blister is shorter and with only two windows. Devorguilla was built to Lloyds 100A1 at Woolverstone. The Dinky stowage with raised main horse are original. The refit is concentraing on epoxy for the ...
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Paint job (mostly) complete

Paint job (mostly) complete

2017 December - So today was the day that all the prep has paid off. I hope the colour gets the nod. When I stripped off the old black paint, I found some of this colour underneath and thought – why not? I’ve used Dulux trade weathershield for the white and colour, and Safekote polyurethane for the deck paint. All very flexible. The woodwork is all in Woodskin from International, so I hope this should all last a few years now. I can’t wait to get all the woodwork back on – and the window trims. Next ...
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Zambra progress - coming along, slowly but steadily...

Zambra progress – coming along, slowly but steadily…

2017 December - I thought I’d better drop in the latest news on the Zambra project, as it’s been a while. I’ve made some good progress over the last few weeks, including: Finishing all the prep work on the hull, including fitting all the deck woodwork and hardware Coating up all the woodwork in three coats of Woodskin Priming and undercoating Top coating the topsides in white gloss finish – I’ve gone for trade weathershield, as it’s really flexible. Made new rubbing strakes including the really tricky curved bits at the front, Iroko throughout. Engine has been dropped in and ...
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A92 Sea Major - Sound with galvanised trailer - £995 ono SOLD

A92 Sea Major – Sound with galvanised trailer – £995 ono SOLD

2017 December -  
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F14 Noggin for sale £6,000

F14 Noggin for sale £6,000

2017 November - Christopher Perkins has put Noggin up for sale. She has had a great deal of work done by professional boatbuilder Alan Staley. Lying in Faversham, with an excellent trailer. Contact details christopher.perkins at orange.fr Telephone 0033 2 51 00 91 18 See details of Noggin on her boat page
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Portsmouth Bound Prt 6 Padstow to Lizard Point

Portsmouth Bound Prt 6 Padstow to Lizard Point

2017 November - Made a cheeky visit to Brother Jack as it was my wifes birthday last week and she wanted dinner at Rick Steins’…. (Its a Malay thing)… We gave the engine a run and the cabin a good airing. After about an hour I wondered why the exhaust
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Finally... launched on the River Bure at Martham

Finally… launched on the River Bure at Martham

2017 October - The culmination of work since acquisition from Derek Buckton in 2006… everything should work! Taka Maru stayed moored up for a week, during which it transpired the exhaust system needed repair, and the keep sealing strips were too tight for comfortable raisin and lowering. But she floated and was quite watertight after three days.
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A169 Kerry Piper-out of the shed!

A169 Kerry Piper-out of the shed!

2017 September - Last week (of August), after several postponements due to inclement weather, KP’s scaffold shed was dismantled. The scaffolding has been reconfigured to provide a higher lift on the winched slings ready for the undersides
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Portsmouth Bound Prt 5 (Update)

Portsmouth Bound Prt 5 (Update)

2017 August - Made a cheeky visit to Brother Jack as it was my wifes birthday last week and she wanted dinner at Rick Steins’…. (Its a Malay thing)… We gave the engine a run and the cabin a good airing. After about an hour I wondered why the exhaust
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Portsmouth Bound Prt 5

Portsmouth Bound Prt 5

2017 August - So progress so far we have
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Portsmouth Bound Prt 4

Portsmouth Bound Prt 4

2017 August - So after the false start first time round, myself and another 2 others set sail from Aberystwyth in the dead of night (11pm to be precise).
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Italian/Croatian adventure

Italian/Croatian adventure

2017 August - Its a pretty well worn path for Titania / Atalanta owners but its certainly a big adventure for us, family crew of five, including George 6, below, Jemima 10 and Freddie 9.  With lots of great advice  from Trevor, we trailed and launched off in Sa
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Portsmouth Bound Prt 3

Portsmouth Bound Prt 3

2017 July - Hi All Sorry its been a while since I updated but suffice to say we have made progress to N Devon but since then progressed has stalled due to work commitments. Anyway here is the update from Aberystwyth to Padstow (but ended up going nowhe
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2017 A154 Deannie - Must be moved soon (August 2018)

2017 A154 Deannie – Must be moved soon (August 2018)

2017 July - 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 a heavy duty tarpaulin for some years and she is dry and solid inside. Her internals and cockpit blister have been removed but are stored in a nearby garage. She sits on a trailer, which appears sound but the tyres are poor but with some inflation, should good be able to take her up the garden to a low loader ...
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The madness has paid off

2017 July - Firstly I would like to introduce myself to the members of AOA.  My name is Simon and I am the proud new owner of yacht Solone. Back in May I began negotiations to buy an Atalanta Solone, some of you may have seen her advertised her
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2017 T12 Harrier re-launched

2017 T12 Harrier re-launched

2017 July - 2017 T12 Harrier re-launched. Photo: Ready for launching.
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A86 in storage

A86 in storage

2017 July - A86 in storage. Photo: A86 in storage.
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A124 Helene gets her old boom back with slab reefing

A124 Helene gets her old boom back with slab reefing

2017 June - Helene’s previous owner had invested in the hope of a return in silverware. Helene (3/4 rig, wooden mast) had been set up with new sails and gear for racing. This included leading main halyard and topping lift aft to the cockpit. A significant downside in this approach for me was the aesthetic blight of an aluminium boom, offset by the practical internal slab-reefing lines.   I set about converting the original wooden boom for slab reefing. This posed a few challenges: – how to fasten reefing blocks securely to a hollow boom? – how ...
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AOA Toco demise 2017 - A sad tale

AOA Toco demise 2017 – A sad tale

2017 June - Sadly we watched the A99 Toco demise in 2017. She had been lying outside the owner’s house for many years. He had intended to restore her but never quite got started. The owner was keen to sell her and was threatening destruction if a buyer could not be found. A few of us visited to assess what state she was in. She was uncovered and had some water inside but was in surprisingly good condition, considering. A lot of work would have been required but ...
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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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Hullabaloo for sale SOLD

Hullabaloo for sale SOLD

2017 May - Reluctantly the owner of Hullabaloo has decided to sell as he is no longer able to use and maintain Hullabaloo. Basically in very sound condition Hullabaloo is offered for sale on eBay.
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Portsmouth Bound Prt 2

Portsmouth Bound Prt 2

2017 May - So during our trip around Anglesey was quite uneventful although we did witness an amazing sunset in the Irish Sea.
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Portsmouth Bound 2017 Part 1

Portsmouth Bound 2017 Part 1

2017 May - So we arrived on a blowy Saturday morning to set off from Castletown with a view to reaching at least the North Coast of Somerset/Devon. This was slightly ambitious in hindsight now we have completed the sailing. The winds were in our favour on th
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Sadly Remnants of A99 Toco on eBay

2017 May - A99 Toco has been scrapped and broken up. Seller badgersden10 has a number of parts including windows, sails, prop shaft, and fuel tank listed on eBay at present. At somewhat inflated prices. If you need anything like this it would be worth
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2016 Brother Jack heads South

2016 Brother Jack heads South

2017 April - 2016 Brother Jack heads South. Photo: T4 Brother Jack Lift in. Brother Jack about to get her backside wet after 6 months in the dry.
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Atalanta 26: A179 Emma Duck £500 ono

Atalanta 26: A179 Emma Duck £500 ono

2017 March - Emma Duck was excellently looked after for many years by AOA members, and she retains many original Atalanta features, with some later additions attributed to an extended stay in the Med. She is currently ashore in Chichester Harbour. Sound Interior with smart vinyl berth cushions, varnished table/chart table/coachroof, sink, cooker, water tank and sea toilet. She sleeps 5 including a double in the rear cabin. The cockpit was rebuilt in 1999 in varnished ply, varnished coachroof has been epoxy-glassed, varnished forehatch re-veneered. Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and lifeline stanchions, with stainless steel ...
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A162 Solone For Sale - £5,000 SOLD

A162 Solone For Sale – £5,000 SOLD

2017 March - A162 Solone For Sale - £5,000 SOLD
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Atalanta 26: Solone A162 - £5,000 SOLD

Atalanta 26: Solone A162 – £5,000 SOLD

2017 March - Keith Viewing’s wonderful Solone is now for sale. Set up for serious cruising Solone is looking for new adventures. Invoices available for all works carried out. Solone has been laid up ashore undercover for some time and will need some work to re-commission her. Please contact Keith’s daughter in the first instance at piaviewing<dot>free<dot>fr (replace <dot> with full stops). Lying: Undercover in a shed, Chichester Year of Build: 1961 Registered under Part 1 at Faversham Rig: 3/4 rigged, alloy mast & boom Other spars: spinaker pole and jib whisker pole Standing rigging:   Stainless steel Rigging ...
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A33 - a fascinating Atalanta in the USA

A33 – a fascinating Atalanta in the USA

2017 February - A33 – a fascinating Atalanta in the USA. Photo: A33 under trees.
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Salizanda blog update

2017 January - I have just finished updating the Salizanda blog following her successful re-launching and I have posted the link here. http://salizanda.blogspot.co.a
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Photos of A33 from Michel Lapierre in Canada

Photos of A33 from Michel Lapierre in Canada

2017 January - Photos of A33 from Michel Lapierre in Canada
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Electric Motor Installation

Electric Motor Installation

2017 January - Electric Motor Installation. Photo: Electric motor installation 1. Electric motor components set up in situ to check all OK before final insta
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A117 Turtle Sizing Up the challenge

A117 Turtle Sizing Up the challenge

2017 January - A117 Turtle Sizing Up the challenge. Photo: IMG_1785.
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A117 Turtle on the move after 10 years

A117 Turtle on the move after 10 years

2017 January - A117 Turtle on the move after 10 years. Photo: IMG_1814.
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A117 Checking her out

A117 Checking her out

2017 January - A117 Checking her out. Photo: IMG_1804.
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A169 Aft Cabin refurbishment

A169 Aft Cabin refurbishment

2016 December - A169 Aft Cabin refurbishment. Photo: Aft cabin refurb 1. The secondary bulkheads were made in two sections (top and base)
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A169 Nav Station

A169 Nav Station

2016 December - A169 Nav Station. Photo: Kerry Piper- Nav station mod’s. Slide out chart table allows access to storage/quarter berth below cockpit seat. Form
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A169 Saloon

A169 Saloon

2016 December - A169 Saloon. Photo: Saloon – shelving and seat mod’s. Full length shelves added to each side of saloon. Fitted cushion back below shelves NB:
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A117 Turtle on eBay

A117 Turtle on eBay

2016 November - A117 Turtle on eBay. Photo: s-l1600. As seen on Ebay.
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Memories of my ownership of A179 Emma Duck in 1970s

Memories of my ownership of A179 Emma Duck in 1970s

2016 November - Memories of my ownership of A179 Emma Duck in 1970s. Photo: 7 – Julie & Steve in Emma Duck’s Tender 1972. My children in the Duckling Dinghy.
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A166 Hullabaloo for sale on eBay

2016 October - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fairey-Atalanta-yacht-26-/322290972915?hash=item4b0a09f8f3:g:4aAAAOSwpLNX~Vgj Here is the URL NB
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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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Salizanda re-launched

Salizanda re-launched

2016 September - FINALLY  🙂 Salizanda was finally re-launched on the 3rd August. There is still lots to do but after 14 years it was a wonderful moment. She sails like a dream even though I can only partially lower the keels as the depth in our pond is les
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Ready for winter storage

Ready for winter storage

2016 September - So it with great pleasure that I have taken on an Atalanta Titania (T4). I am still looking into the history of her and previous owners and names (Gellie,Katya and currently Brother Jack). It is with great thanks to a fellow club member that she i
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A1 Recovery from Essex

A1 Recovery from Essex

2016 September - A1 Recovery from Essex. Photo: A1 Recovery (1).
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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 it from the water is a whole different perspective. The bay is quite busy but easy enough to get about in, probably comparable to north of the Isle of Wight.  We headed for La Grazia as ...
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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 storm as we headed back.  The Alps creates a strange weather system so we could see the storm over the alps but it was warm and dry at the marina.  I think it was something ...
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Atalanta Mary Comes Home (2016)

Atalanta Mary Comes Home (2016)

2016 August - –>
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A136 Amsara needs a home

A136 Amsara needs a home

2016 August - A136 Amsara needs a home. Photo: Amsara 2016 01.
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A17 Gambol - £9,350

A17 Gambol – £9,350

2016 July - The wonderful A17, Gambol, is for sale. Gambol has had much work done by Simon Garrett and is in great condition. Asking Price £9,350 Currently Lying Under Cover a Few Mins From J17 M6 Part 1 registered, Gambol is on the National Small Boat Register Database No 2155 3/4 Rig Yanamr 2GM20FC with Brand new 2014 PRM 150 hydraulic gearbox Doyle 2006 Mast head Code Zero Furling Sail with Bartels Furler. £1,500 upgrade to original 4 wheel braked painted steel trailer in 2006 by Mersea C & L Trailers Ltd. Since then – 2 x spare wheels ...
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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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F53 Pilgrim for sale SOLD

F53 Pilgrim for sale SOLD

2016 June - F53 Pilgrim for sale (2017 – now sold)
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Atalanta A1-The Prototype-What a great project for someone

Atalanta A1-The Prototype-What a great project for someone

2016 June - Atalanta A1 was the very first ‘prototype’ Atalanta. She is smaller than the Mark 2 and 3 but has all of the same features – twin keels, centre cockpit, blister and so on.  She is now needing someone to restore her – if you are interested please c
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2014 A1 Condition Survey

2014 A1 Condition Survey

2016 June - 2014 A1 Condition Survey. Photo: 2014 A1 – 1 of 28. A1 had been stored near St Osyth for many years. The owner had died and the Association be
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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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Ahamkara-free to good home?

2016 May - Colin has been in touch with the current owner Eles Ellis who is very anxious to get rid of her and has offered the boat for no payment! The original 
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Deck repairs complete

2016 April - There has been progress – the decks are repaired, filled and primed.
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A169 Kerry Piper Galley refurb

A169 Kerry Piper Galley refurb

2016 March - A169 Kerry Piper Galley refurb. Photo: KP Galley refurb.
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A169 Kerry Piper Cabin Table

A169 Kerry Piper Cabin Table

2016 March - A169 Kerry Piper Cabin Table. Photo: Kerry Piper – Table project. Further detail to the bulletin article. Provides a functional foldaway table
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A136 Amsara-Want to save her?

A136 Amsara-Want to save her?

2016 February - Mick Doyle kindly contacted us about A136 Amsara, which is in a boatyard in Portchester. The current owner had started work on her. There is more to do, and apparently she will need a new engine. If you are interested let me know and
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A5 Diaphony Restoration Update

A5 Diaphony Restoration Update

2016 February - A5 Diaphony Restoration Update. Photo: A5 lower pintle.
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T4 Brother Jack sailing

T4 Brother Jack sailing

2016 February - T4 Brother Jack sailing. Photo: Photo of T4 Brother Jack. Sir, We struggle with computers.T4 Brother Jack is a serviceable boat, there are all
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A46 Theodora pictures from 2005

A46 Theodora pictures from 2005

2016 January - A46 Theodora pictures from 2005. Photo: Theodora 2. Theodora was towed in by the lifeboat during the race at the 50th anniversary. She had rep
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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 it was as small outfit comfortable and inexpensive.  10 minutes by bus to Pisa and cheap flights and a walk to Pisa de Marina which is a small seaside town on the mouth of the ...
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A46 Theodora-anyone know where she is now?

2015 December - We have had an enquiry through the website about the whereabouts of Theodora. John Black who used to own her would like to hear how she is fairing.  The last owner we have in our records left the Association in 2013, at which time her home
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2015 A89 Winter Lift Out

2015 A89 Winter Lift Out

2015 December - 2015 A89 Winter Lift Out. Photo: A89 winter lift-out.
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Propellor  sizes

Propellor sizes

2015 December - I took A89 Colchide out of the water for winter a few days ago, accompanied by East Coast Rep- Nick Phillips and Mart
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Ahamkara Fairey Atalanta - Free to a good home

Ahamkara Fairey Atalanta – Free to a good home

2015 November - Ahamkara is a custom built Atalanta – see details here and also here – lying at Benfleet, Essex. Maree Ellis is keen for her to go to a new home. Please contact Maree at: mellistrees at gmail dot com
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Sail sizes

2015 November - 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
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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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A115 Moved Home

A115 Moved Home

2015 August - A115 Moved Home
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2015 A89 Sailing on the R.Orwell

2015 A89 Sailing on the R.Orwell

2015 June - 2015 A89 Sailing on the R.Orwell. Photo: A89 off Harwich.
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A89 Colchide sailing on the River Orwell

2015 June - 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.
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Perkins 4107 rides again

Perkins 4107 rides again

2015 April - So, after much knuckle scraping, seized bolts and antiquated parts, she’s running again. Here’s a video: http://youtu.be/V6PNkCOqNio And a pic:
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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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The engine bites back

The engine bites back

2015 April - We’ve finally got the engine stripped down, and I’ve ordered some various parts. Amazingly, Perkins still sell most of what I needed! But, it turned out the heat exchanger was too corroded, so a replacement one is on the way – secondhand – from Ch
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More progress on Zambra

More progress on Zambra

2015 March - Today we’ve stripped out the thrust bearing and drive – it looks like an old Aquadrive sort of affair, with two universal joints, a thrust bearing and a 4″ hub connecting to the motor. Installed length is 204mm, the shaft diameter is 31.8mm. And i
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It looks a bit scary at this moment...

It looks a bit scary at this moment…

2015 March - We’ve nearly stripped the whole boat now, and found a few ‘nasty’ bits of rot, but some other bits are really looking much better!
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And out came the engine....

And out came the engine….

2015 February - So, having a forklift definitely helps this process, especially with the weight of a Perkins 4-107 with hydraulic gearbox. And, the excellent design of the Atalanta meaning the engine lifts out vertically!
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A169 Kerry Piper Aft Deck repairs

A169 Kerry Piper Aft Deck repairs

2015 February - A169 Kerry Piper Aft Deck repairs. Photo: Aft deck repairs collage 1. Aft deck rebuild – top section repairs. Weather very cold for epoxy glui
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A31-10 Zambra renovations

A31-10 Zambra renovations

2015 January - When I first took ownership of Zambra, she looked fantastic: But, as many
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Atalanta 26 for sale on eBay

2015 January - Seven days to go at 9th January 2015 Judging by the stub
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Tim Arnold (A31/8) writes

2015 January - Tim previously wrote from USA to say that he had reluctantly decided to break up A31/8 “Trio of Playford”, after trying unsuccessfully to sell her as a potential restoration project to oth
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A17 Gambol is for Sale

A17 Gambol is for Sale

2014 December - Asking Price £9,350 Currently Lying Under Cover a Few Mins From J17 M6 Part 1 registered
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A104 For Sale SOLD

A104 For Sale SOLD

2014 December - A104 For Sale ‘Click’ on a photo for a slideshow.
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A99 Toco for sale

A99 Toco for sale

2014 November - Complete boat and trailer.   Been standing for 3 years at Kings Lynn   6 x excellent sails.   4 clocks on hatch for speed, depth, wind, lean.   The mast was
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F2 Steel Deal for sale in the US $2,000 USD

F2 Steel Deal for sale in the US $2,000 USD

2014 November - Lying Michigan, USA Contact George Wietor email: wietorg at yahoo.com Tel: 616 452-1021
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A31-7 Moby Dick & A31-13 Project Atalanta 31s £enquire

A31-7 Moby Dick & A31-13 Project Atalanta 31s £enquire

2014 November - Peter and Ian Brook have an unfinished A31 hill (number 13) and a donor boat in A31-7 Moby Dick. Peter Brook 020 8950 1313 See details of Moby Dick on her boat page
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A31/8 Trio of Playford - Restoration project in the US

A31/8 Trio of Playford – Restoration project in the US

2014 November - Tim Arnold is selling Trio of Playford. tw.arnold at gmail dot com 07960148158 See details on her boat page
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F53 Pilgrim for sale

F53 Pilgrim for sale

2014 November - Fulmar F53 Pilgrim is for sale at Stonehaven, Gairlochhead. She’s in good order, fitted with new Beta 10hp diesel, which has been run in for 180 hrs. New keel bolts with grease nipples fitted, no rubbers required. Taylors parafifn cooker, or if pr
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A169 Kerry Piper Hull repairs

A169 Kerry Piper Hull repairs

2014 October - A169 Kerry Piper Hull repairs. Photo: Exterior hull repair collage. Starboard quarter repair – veneer replacement, work in progress.
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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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Kerry Piper-work in progress continued

Kerry Piper-work in progress continued

2014 September - Trying to complete as much of the epoxy /veneer repair work before the colder weather arrives. Added below some pic’s of the  the aft cabin repairs to the extensive dry rot. The rotten frame abaft the new aft bulkhead – s
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2014 A15 Artemis Photos

2014 A15 Artemis Photos

2014 August - 2014 A15 Artemis Photos . Photo: P1010092. Another image in Chichester,A15 again.
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A72 Rondar advertised on Gumtree

2014 August - A72 rondar was once sailed by RAF personnel in Singapore and Cyprus, sadly now neglected and for sale. Details and photos here:
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A169 Kerry Piper Transom and Cockpit Drains

A169 Kerry Piper Transom and Cockpit Drains

2014 August - A169 Kerry Piper Transom and Cockpit Drains. Photo: Collage – transom and cockpit drains.
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A169 Kerry Piper Bullhead & Galley repairs

A169 Kerry Piper Bullhead & Galley repairs

2014 August - A169 Kerry Piper Bullhead & Galley repairs. Photo: Fwd bulkhead and galley repairs.
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A169 Kerry Piper Keelboxes and aft bulkhead

A169 Kerry Piper Keelboxes and aft bulkhead

2014 August - A169 Kerry Piper Keelboxes and aft bulkhead. Photo: Collage – keelboxes and aft bulkhed.
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Kerry Piper-work in progress

Kerry Piper-work in progress

2014 August - A few photo’s of restoration work (so far) for A169 Kerry Piper. Apologies for the pick and mix  collages, I will be posting a more complete record of the ongoing restoration of KP later
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A147 Chamois to the Western Isles-Day 1-12th July

2014 July - Ballindean to Kilmelford
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A148 Johara for sale SOLD

A148 Johara for sale SOLD

2014 July - A148 has been beautifully restored by her owners, Terry and Jackie Wetherilt who very sadly decided to put her up for sale following their move up to Scotland:
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Exhaust for Coventry Victor WN4

2014 June -   Having replaced the CV Midget on A49 with the larger engine, I followed the original Midget exhaust line through the aft cabin using fabricated S/S injection exhaust stubs feeding into high temperature exhaust hoses, hence into a Y       junctio
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A148 Johara back to the water 2013

A148 Johara back to the water 2013

2014 June - A148 Johara back to the water 2013. Photo: imagejohara. <
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A31/4 Gellie for Sale, or offer to repair?

2014 May - Unfortunately health issues are preventing Bill getting Gellie sorted out after her disaster last year in the gales. She needs a new mast, some rigging and some repairs to the coach work all above the rubbing strake. Also a bit of TLC inside. She
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A31/4 Gellie-Urgent appeal

2014 May - Just received this message from Bill Johnston, owner of A31/4 Gellie: URGENT APPEAL You may remember me as the owner of A31/4 “Gellie” Unfortunately health issues are preventing me getting Gellie sorted out after her disaster last
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T12 Tily-Ho sold

2014 May - Just heard from Tim that he’s sold T12 Tily-Ho to what sounds like a very good home, so hopefully we’ll see her afloat again before very long.
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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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Calista's Adriatic Cruise 2014

Calista’s Adriatic Cruise 2014

2014 April - Calista will be spending May and June sailing in the Adriatic.   The plan is: Leaving Pembrokeshire on Easter Monday, driving through the channel tunnel, Germany and Austria to
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A89 Tastes East Coast Salt Water after years in Lake Geneva

A89 Tastes East Coast Salt Water after years in Lake Geneva

2014 April - A89 Tastes East Coast Salt Water after years in Lake Geneva. Photo: 2014-04-13_off_to_sea. A89 Colchide decked out ready for towing to Ipswich
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A17 Gambol Winter Home

A17 Gambol Winter Home

2014 February - A17 Gambol Winter Home. Photo: A17 Gambol Plans For Winter Home – Real Men only Reference In Case of extreme Emergency after The Event! Winter
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2013 A17 Gambol in France

2013 A17 Gambol in France

2014 February - 2013 A17 Gambol in France. Photo: A17 Gambol On The Ferry June 2013 – Who Says Cossing The Channel Is Difficult (Question Mark).
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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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What can we do about A31/8 “Trio of Playford” in Austin, TX?

2014 January - Tim Arnold writes: “Dear Atalanta Enthusiasts,We are regretfully disposing of A31 “Trio” Restoration is beyond our capacity. It is lying in Austin TX on a very substantial 3 axle trailer.Before it i
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A87 Methuselah update: on the move (again!)

A87 Methuselah update: on the move (again!)

2013 December - A87 is now in the new shed at home and we are planing some serious progress on her in 2014!
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A17 Gambol 2013/14 Winter Projects

A17 Gambol 2013/14 Winter Projects

2013 December - It has occurred to me (after my gearbox issues) that it might be good to share projects being tackled in real time as it’s very likely that others may be contemplating or tackling the same one. A few words & pictures may ease the pain for the next
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PRM Gearbox

PRM Gearbox

2013 December - PRM Gearbox. Photo: A17 Gambol – A Trio of PRM 150 Gearboxes.
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A17 Gambol-Wrong Gearbox Reduction

A17 Gambol-Wrong Gearbox Reduction

2013 December - Finally last Friday my replacement exchange PRM 150 hydraulic gearbox (needed because the original feathering prop on Gambol is left handed & the Yanmar 2GM20FC I re-engined Gambol
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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 A89 Colchide from Switzerland to East Coast

2013 A89 Colchide from Switzerland to East Coast

2013 October - 2013 A89 Colchide from Switzerland to East Coast. Photo: A89 side.
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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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A144 Cyn for Sale SOLD

A144 Cyn for Sale SOLD

2013 September - A144 Cyn for Sale.
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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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A 81 Spotted in Netherlands by Peter on A31/09

A 81 Spotted in Netherlands by Peter on A31/09

2013 September - As far as I knew only one Atalanta situated in The Netherlands. Found a second one, the A81. No rigging and in a bad shape. The owner told me that he was about to do some seriuos work on her. I posted two photographs. Peter Bi
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A117 Turtle is still for sale

2013 September - Robert Handley-Fairbairn writes: An update, to say Turtle A117 is still available, so make me an offer. I could break her for 500 and keep the trailer, but I would hate to do it after resisting for 7 years. She is a compl
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More about Ahamkara, a most unusual Atalanta

More about Ahamkara, a most unusual Atalanta

2013 August - The story of Ahamkara, home built Atalanta and home in solid wood rather than veneers.
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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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A89 Colchide

A89 Colchide

2013 August - 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? 2
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A 89 COLCHIDE returns to the UK after 50 years on the continent

A 89 COLCHIDE returns to the UK after 50 years on the continent

2013 August - 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
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A115 Cockpit

A115 Cockpit

2013 July - A115 Cockpit. Photo: Clean Cockpit looking Astern.
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2013 A146 Le Bateau Ivre moves to new home

2013 A146 Le Bateau Ivre moves to new home

2013 July - 2013 A146 Le Bateau Ivre moves to new home. Photo: 100_2188. Parked on road just past driveway. Realized that there were sections of the drive
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Keel

Keel

2013 July - Replaced most of outer keel in A77, Blue Goose. It was necessary to plane off 10 to 12 mm to get to solid mahogany. I used resorcinol from Aerodux that CP Adhesives stocks, the glue is also available from Spectrum Adhesives
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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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Keel bolt grease fittings

Keel bolt grease fittings

2013 July - Trevor mentions three types of grease fittings in the Repair Manual for the Keel Assembly and Mounting Structure published in 2010 with supplemental info. from Murray, Dominic, & John.  The attached photo is the type in Blue Goose A77, looks like
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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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Electro hydraulic propulsion system

2013 June -  Adding an electric/hydraulic propulsion system to A169 (Kerry Piper) and thought it may be of some interest (attached plan). The mechanical installation is pending completion of structural  work to the hull and bulkheads, but I aim to have it ins
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Calista's road accident

Calista’s road accident

2013 June - Calista was damaged while on the way to the yard to be launched. The damage was caused by two vehicles hitting the back of the boat.  
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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 A71 Blue Jackaroo returns to former owner

2013 A71 Blue Jackaroo returns to former owner

2013 June - 2013 A71 Blue Jackaroo returns to former owner. Photo: oare_creek. A71 Blue Jackaroo is back with her former owner, Andy Greatrix. Seen here a
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A71 Blue Jackaroo is back with her former owner

A71 Blue Jackaroo is back with her former owner

2013 June - Blue Jackaroo is one of the better know Atalantas, being the boat pictured in the AOA’s Sinclair Trophy, which is awarded each year to the person who in the Committee’s opinion has contributed most to the Association in the foregoing year.
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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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A73 Lyde is no more

2013 June - David Dean emailed today to say “A73 Lyde is no more, cut up and burnt today.” 
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Atalanta on eBay

Atalanta on eBay

2013 May - Newly listed – Epenetus  Link to
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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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Dave Allen is looking for someone…

2013 May - Dave Allen owns A66 Roamara and 168 Bloom, and he is looking for someone to share the work of restoring and maintaining the boats as well as the pleasure of sailing one or both of them. Interested ? Contact Dave on 07961 963921.
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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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A31 Bare Shell in 2013

A31 Bare Shell in 2013

2013 March - A31 Bare Shell in 2013. Photo: Atalanta 31 shell looking forward.
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A73 Lyde is in desperate need of rescue

2013 March - David Dean has written: “I’m 70 this yr and retiring later to Spain. Sold Lyde for £500 over a year ago. The buyer has vanished, Lyde is still in my shed. Hull and deck sound apart from fairly simple repair under port quarter. Mast Proctor
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The Best Laid Plans-A183 Bluster's log-July/August 2012

The Best Laid Plans-A183 Bluster’s log-July/August 2012

2013 February - The best laid plans …… Or an enjoyable alternative “Where are you going for your summer cruise Jane?” ”Hopefully West, but if that
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2013 T10 Callista under spinnaker in Croatia

2013 T10 Callista under spinnaker in Croatia

2013 February - 2013 T10 Callista under spinnaker in Croatia. Photo: Calista3. Calista sailing in Croatis with the bimini in use
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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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2012 A17 Gambol Summer

2012 A17 Gambol Summer

2012 December - 2012 A17 Gambol Summer. Photo: A17 Gambol Newtown Swimming Summer 2012.
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2012 Autumn A17 at Beaulieu for half term

2012 Autumn A17 at Beaulieu for half term

2012 December - 2012 Autumn A17 at Beaulieu for half term. Photo: A17 Gambol Sailing in Solent Half Term 2012.
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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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Tuan Mac

Tuan Mac

2012 November - Tuan Mac. Photo: Tuan Mac. We’ve lured a Fisherman into our midst!
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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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A89 coming home in May 2013

2012 October - 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
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2012 A88 Tenga in USA

2012 A88 Tenga in USA

2012 October - 2012 A88 Tenga in USA. Photo: First day out. On my first day out with a sail up. I only raised the main that day. The following day main and a
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A88 is in Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada

2012 October - Hi all, this is just a quick introduction.  I have taken possession of A88 Tenga from John Denny (Thanks soooo much John!) and she’s in the water in Cowichan Bay, B.C.
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Bernard Upton

Bernard Upton

2012 October - Bernard Upton. Photo: Bernard. Photo:
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A77 Blue Goose Engine Replacement

A77 Blue Goose Engine Replacement

2012 September - A77 Blue Goose Engine Replacement. Photo: Raised Frame for Yanmar 2 cyl. Bridge Deck, Sort of.
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A31-6 Caperndonich at Anstruther

A31-6 Caperndonich at Anstruther

2012 September - A31-6 Caperndonich at Anstruther. Photo: A31-6 with Watson class lifeboat at Anstruther.
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A71 Blue Jackaroo moves to Chatham

A71 Blue Jackaroo moves to Chatham

2012 August - A71 Blue Jackaroo moves to Chatham. Photo: Chatham_smaller. Blue Jackaroo at Chatham, August 2012, after a fantastic sail up river against Win
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A89 Keel slot flushers

2012 July - 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
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31ft Atalanta for sale in USA

31ft Atalanta for sale in USA

2012 July - A31/8 Trio of Playford Tim Arnold writes: Trio required quite a bit of work after being neglected under
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2012 A142 Sugar Plum at Portsoy

2012 A142 Sugar Plum at Portsoy

2012 June - 2012 A142 Sugar Plum at Portsoy. Photo: Portsoy 12-3. A142 Sugar Plum at Portsoy Traditional Boat Festival, 23/24 June 2012
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Scottish Traditional Boat Festival-Portsoy

2012 June - Greg Manning has sent a report on A142 at Portsoy, with this photo  
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Recommendation: Epenetus Blog

Recommendation: Epenetus Blog

2012 June - I can highly recommend Rob Woolley’s excellent blog (I am sure he wont mind) titled ‘Living with an Atalanta’ . It is a very interesting blog with good photos of Epenetus.   It can be found here:
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2012 A148 Refurbishment - getting there

2012 A148 Refurbishment – getting there

2012 June - 2012 A148 Refurbishment – getting there. Photo: Getting there!. A148 Johara
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2012 A176 Persephone for sale SOLD

2012 A176 Persephone for sale SOLD

2012 June - 2012 A176 Persephone for sale.
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Another Atalanta on eBay-251076562142

2012 June - A176 Persephone is up for sale on eBay – 5 days to go as of today. I understand she has been kept under a cover for 30 years, complete with mast sails and rigging. Is that an alloy mast?
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A89 Colchide Update as of 2 June 2012

2012 June - 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
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2012 A89 Rudder Pintle

2012 A89 Rudder Pintle

2012 June - 2012 A89 Rudder Pintle. Photo: IMG_0101. <
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A176 Persephone for sale

2012 June - I’ve just received this message from Gary Topple: “There is a Fairey Atlanta A176 “Persephone” for sale at Felixstowe. It is in rough condition having sat in a driveway on a trailer for more than 30 years. It has a mast, sails and rig
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A17 New Chain Plates 2012

A17 New Chain Plates 2012

2012 June - A17 New Chain Plates 2012. Photo: A17 New Chain Plates Finished June 2012 – Rust Free Topsides This Season?.
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A31-6 Caperndonich at Anstruther

A31-6 Caperndonich at Anstruther

2012 May - A31-6 Caperndonich at Anstruther. Photo: Boat lift.
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Swing Keel Fittings

Swing Keel Fittings

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.

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Calista's Easter Cruise 2012

Calista’s Easter Cruise 2012

2012 April - Calista took Dominic Dobson and myself on a cruise around the Milford Haven last week. Not actually Easter week, but the week after (Easter was early this year so it was still pretty early in the season)!   The weather was cold and w
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A77 Blue Goose Engine Replacement

A77 Blue Goose Engine Replacement

2012 April - A77 Blue Goose Engine Replacement. Photo: Hole in the bottom!.
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A137 Baby Seal is for sale SOLD

A137 Baby Seal is for sale SOLD

2012 April - Atalanta 26ft in sound condition. All items required by a 2009 Survey (available on request) have been actioned, only cosmetic work now required. Full inventry includes: Beta BD722 19hp diesel engine Hurth HBW35 gearbox Sin
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A104 Arosa

A104 Arosa

2012 April - A104 Arosa. Photo: A104 Arosa at Calais. <
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2012 A31-6 Crossing Crinan Canal

2012 A31-6 Crossing Crinan Canal

2012 April - 2012 A31-6 Crossing Crinan Canal. Photo: A31-6_Crossing_Loch_Crinan_2011. See 2010-11 Annual Bulletin
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2012 Sailing Today Article - Jaunty A100

2012 Sailing Today Article – Jaunty A100

2012 April - 2012 Sailing Today Article – Jaunty A100. Photo: Sailing Today – article – 1ed. Courtesy Sailing Today Magazine –
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BOAT FOR SALE

BOAT FOR SALE

2012 April - ATALANTA A104 ‘AROSA’ Built 1959 and in commission (cruised the Western Isles last summer) Mast-head rig – wooden spars – Yanmar 8hp diesel engine – two burner gas cooker – 2 anchors – radar reflector. Sails: main, geno
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A87 Refit continues......

A87 Refit continues……

2012 March - March 2012 Unbelievable! 6 months has slipped by and no significant progress has been made on Methuselah. However,
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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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2012 A102 Atalanta Mary for sale

2012 A102 Atalanta Mary for sale

2012 February - 2012 A102 Atalanta Mary for sale. Photo: Atalanta Mary A102.
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Sad news of A97 Joanne in USA

2012 February - (Note: This is not the same boat as A65 Joann, which is safe and sound in Suffolk. JI) Clayton Loushay writes: “Greetings, I am a former owner of A97. During that time it was known as Palay. I sold it in the early 80’s to Roy G
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Holding Tanks

2012 January - I have been giving thought to how to instal a holding tank to Calista. Partly driven by requirements for the next trip to the Med (scheduled for 2013 now), and partly to make life easier when dried out on beaches.     So the i
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T12 Tily-Ho is for sale

2012 January - Tim Palmer has reluctantly decided to part with Titania T12 “Tily-Ho” which he has owned and cared for since 1978. You can reach Tim on 019633 70151 and he has sent the following details: ** The keel bolts have all been removed
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2011 A17 Gambol Engine replacement and maintenance

2011 A17 Gambol Engine replacement and maintenance

2011 December - 2011 A17 Gambol Engine replacement and maintenance. Photo: A17 Gambol Yanmar 2GM20FC in Pieces Spring 2011.
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2010 A17 Gambol's Year

2010 A17 Gambol’s Year

2011 December - 2010 A17 Gambol’s Year. Photo: A17 Gambol’s Tri Lens Radar Reflector – As detailed page 44 2009 – 2010 Annual Bulletin.
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2008 A17 Gambol East Coast and Holland

2008 A17 Gambol East Coast and Holland

2011 December - 2008 A17 Gambol East Coast and Holland. Photo: A17 On Trailer Raising Mast Suffolk Yacht Harbour 2008.
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2008 A17 Gambol Toe Rail replacement

2008 A17 Gambol Toe Rail replacement

2011 December - 2008 A17 Gambol Toe Rail replacement. Photo: A17 Refurbishment of Toe Rail 2008.
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2007 A17 Gambol Summer cruising

2007 A17 Gambol Summer cruising

2011 December - 2007 A17 Gambol Summer cruising. Photo: A17 Gambol Oban 2007.
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2007 A17 Gambol at Beale Park

2007 A17 Gambol at Beale Park

2011 December - 2007 A17 Gambol at Beale Park. Photo: A17 Gambol Beale Park show 2007.
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2007 A17 Gambol Keel Box repairs

2007 A17 Gambol Keel Box repairs

2011 December - 2007 A17 Gambol Keel Box repairs. Photo: A17 Starboard Aft End of Keel Box In Poor Way 2007.
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2003ish A17 Gambol at Brightlingsea

2003ish A17 Gambol at Brightlingsea

2011 December - 2003ish A17 Gambol at Brightlingsea. Photo: A17 Gambol Brightlingsea 2003ish.
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1976 ish A17 Gambol

1976 ish A17 Gambol

2011 December - 1976 ish A17 Gambol . Photo: A17 Gambol in Foreground Not sure When or Where.
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2012 Kookaburra For Sale

2012 Kookaburra For Sale

2011 December - Kookaburra was sold in 2012. ‘Click’ on a photo for a slideshow.
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2011 A46 Theodora

2011 A46 Theodora

2011 November - 2011 A46 Theodora. Photo: P1020006.
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2011 season

2011 season

2011 September - Wednesday April 27th Mourne Goblin on trailer ready to go, the tow up to Inverkip completed sucessfully in about 5 hrs arriving about 23:00 slept on board.  
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2011 A31-10 Zambra internal views

2011 A31-10 Zambra internal views

2011 September - 2011 A31-10 Zambra internal views. Photo: Zambra interior 1 – heads. Heads and sails storage in the forepeak. There’s a drop down flap which I
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2011 A31-10 Zambra at West Mersea

2011 A31-10 Zambra at West Mersea

2011 September - 2011 A31-10 Zambra at West Mersea. Photo: West Mersea Regatta 2011 pic 1 A31-10. Zambra just after the race.
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A95 Hiran on the Thames

A95 Hiran on the Thames

2011 September - A95 Hiran on the Thames. Photo: A95 on the Thames. Returning to Erith YC from the annual Ovens Race with our Commodore on the port winch.
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2011 Sailing with Bernard on Lake Geneva

2011 Sailing with Bernard on Lake Geneva

2011 August - 2011 Sailing with Bernard on Lake Geneva. Photo: Mont Blanc. Taken from Bernard Upton’s home, with Lake Geneva in the foreground and snow-topp
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Sailing with Bernard Upton on Lake Geneva

2011 August - In between family commitments I spent four days last week sailing with Bernard Upton on Lake Geneva. Many of you know that Bernard is our longest serving member, having bought A89 Colchide as a kit in 1958, built her in England and then shipped he
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On special request of Colin Twyford!!!

2011 August - Seven photographs how Destiny got lifted over the house into the water. Needed a 150 Tons crane!!! Fortunality my neighbour is driver of one of those!!!
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2011 A31-9 Destiny Repaired, Flying and Sailing

2011 A31-9 Destiny Repaired, Flying and Sailing

2011 August - 2011 A31-9 Destiny Repaired, Flying and Sailing. Photo: P3310040. Destiny In front of our house for clean up!
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2011 A147 Chamois in Soctland

2011 A147 Chamois in Soctland

2011 July - 2011 A147 Chamois in Soctland. Photo: A147 Chamois. Chamois heading off towards Dorus Mor
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2011 A31-06 Caperdonich

2011 A31-06 Caperdonich

2011 July - 2011 A31-06 Caperdonich. Photo: A31/6 Caperdonich. Shot of an 1887 William Fife gaff cutter take fro Caperdonich
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2011 A174 Cordyl wrecked in Bembridge

2011 A174 Cordyl wrecked in Bembridge

2011 July - 2011 A174 Cordyl wrecked in Bembridge. Photo: A174 Cordyl interior. Interior, from forecabin looking aft. Foredeck has gone.
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Cordyl spotted in Bembridge boatyard

2011 July - John Arthure had experience of Atalanta sailing when the boats were quite new, and sent some details about A174 Cordyl in Bembridge boatyard. IoW: ” As you drive round the harbour, past the chandler, past SSJ ‘s office and the pilot house t
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The Sailing Season Continues

2011 June - So far I have managed a weekend on board and a 3 day midweek cruise – since completing the easter cruise. I suppose there was also a day sail with my older son, Alex. All have been dogged with strong winds – and the deep reef in the mainsail has b
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A87 Methusaleh Hull Repairs

A87 Methusaleh Hull Repairs

2011 June - A87 Methusaleh Hull Repairs. Photo: IMG_3745.
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Fulmar “Blue Belle” for sale

2011 May - See Eastern Yachts web page here: http://www.easternyachts.com/bluebelle/index.htm £2,700. Two berths and a small galley, lovingly restored, fitted with new alloy mast an
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Chance Meeting

2011 May - Peter Keightley writes to say that: ” I had an extraordinary coincidental meeting with a skipper in Cowes Yacht Haven last week.His boat was a van de Stadt called Sherpa Bill. After a coffee and chat I discovered he had just purchased it an
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Winter maintenance

Winter maintenance

2011 May - Since lifting Mourne Goblin out at the end of September much work has gone on to try and solve some of the issues highlighted during the season.   Ive added a layer of agba under th
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A90 Mourne Goblin Sailing in 2011

A90 Mourne Goblin Sailing in 2011

2011 May - A90 Mourne Goblin Sailing in 2011. Photo: IMG_1724.
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Easter Cruise on Calista T10

Easter Cruise on Calista T10

2011 April - 17/04/2011 The crew – Trevor, Pete, Don and John – joined Calista at her mooring in Milford Haven on Sunday afternoon. After settling in we motored up the river to Blackpool Mill. We spent the night anchored there in 1 metre in a pool of wa
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2011 Callista Easter Cruise by Trevor

2011 Callista Easter Cruise by Trevor

2011 April - 2011 Callista Easter Cruise by Trevor. Photo: Easter cruise on Calista. Dominic working in the galley, supervised by John
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2011 Callista Easter Cruise by John

2011 Callista Easter Cruise by John

2011 April - 2011 Callista Easter Cruise by John. Photo: Seal on pontoon at Dale. When we arrived at Dale, this seal watched us for about 30 minutes!
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2011 Callista Easter Cruise by Dom

2011 Callista Easter Cruise by Dom

2011 April - 2011 Callista Easter Cruise by Dom. Photo: IMG_1701.
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2010 A90 Goes to Peel Traditional Boat Rally

2010 A90 Goes to Peel Traditional Boat Rally

2011 April - 2010 A90 Goes to Peel Traditional Boat Rally. Photo: Dominic.
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2010 A90 and A147 Sail Scotland W.Coast

2010 A90 and A147 Sail Scotland W.Coast

2011 April - 2010 A90 and A147 Sail Scotland W.Coast. Photo: 18. Mourn Goblin from Chamois July ’10.
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2010 A100 Jaunty

2010 A100 Jaunty

2011 April - 2010 A100 Jaunty. Photo: on mooring aft port quarter. Jaunty A100 on her berth in Chichester Harbour July 2009
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Restoring Mourne Goblin

Restoring Mourne Goblin

2011 April - A record of the restoration of A90 Mourne Goblin in 2001-2005.
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2011 A60 Achates

2011 A60 Achates

2011 April - 2011 A60 Achates. Photo: n553531634_822598_3689.
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A90 Naughties Restoration - 8 The Launch !

A90 Naughties Restoration – 8 The Launch !

2011 March - A90 Naughties Restoration – 8 The Launch !. Photo: A90 Mourne Goblin. Atalantas were designed as “trailer-sailor” cruisers
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A90 Naughties Restoration - 7 Fittings

A90 Naughties Restoration – 7 Fittings

2011 March - A90 Naughties Restoration – 7 Fittings. Photo: 106.
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A90 Naughties Restoration - 6 Hull

A90 Naughties Restoration – 6 Hull

2011 March - A90 Naughties Restoration – 6 Hull. Photo: 44. Photo:
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A90 Naughties Restoration - 5 Decks

A90 Naughties Restoration – 5 Decks

2011 March - A90 Naughties Restoration – 5 Decks. Photo: 11. Photo
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A90 Naughties Restoration - 4 Cockpit

A90 Naughties Restoration – 4 Cockpit

2011 March - A90 Naughties Restoration – 4 Cockpit. Photo: 8. Photo:
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A90 Naughties Restoration - 3 Interior

A90 Naughties Restoration – 3 Interior

2011 March - A90 Naughties Restoration – 3 Interior. Photo: 1. Photo:
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A90 Naughties Restoration - 2 Collection

A90 Naughties Restoration – 2 Collection

2011 March - A90 Naughties Restoration – 2 Collection. Photo: 24.
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2010 A87 to New Zealand

2010 A87 to New Zealand

2011 March - 2010 A87 to New Zealand. Photo: A87 UK. Packing up…
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2006 and on - Iniitial restoration in the UK

2006 and on – Iniitial restoration in the UK

2011 March - 2006 and on – Iniitial restoration in the UK. Photo: A87. As is where is….Kingswear Devon
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A90 Naughties Restoration - 1 Trailer

A90 Naughties Restoration – 1 Trailer

2011 March - A90 Naughties Restoration – 1 Trailer. Photo: 18. Pho
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A87 Methusaleh Keel Repairs

A87 Methusaleh Keel Repairs

2011 March - A87 Methusaleh Keel Repairs. Photo: Keel repairs.
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A31-06 Caperdonich at Thames Festival 2009

A31-06 Caperdonich at Thames Festival 2009

2011 February - A31-06 Caperdonich at Thames Festival 2009. Photo: Thames_festival_090912. Caperdonich at the St katherine’s Dock for the Thames Festival 2009
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A105 Taku Maru

A105 Taku Maru

2011 January - A105 Taku Maru. Photo: IMAG0039. Ph
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Rebuild 2011-2015

Rebuild 2011-2015

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2010 A100 Jaunty For Sale

2010 A100 Jaunty For Sale

2010 December - For sale on the South Coast. ‘Click’ on a photo for a slideshow.
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A12 Ione Last Rights in Milford Haven

A12 Ione Last Rights in Milford Haven

2009 December - The Harbour Master at Milford Haven contacted the Association with news that an Atalanta had been abandoned in the harbour and was going to be destroyed. A group of Association members got together and went down to A12 on a very cold day to recover what they could. A lot of fittings were rescued before the boat was burnt on the shoreside. ‘Click’ on a photo for a slideshow.
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A169 Kerry Piper in 2009 – a lot to do!

2009 May - Chris Green bought A169 Kerry Piper in 2011 and commenced what turned out to be a very extensive restoration. As you can see in the photos, taken 2 years earlier, there was much to do!
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A159 Lindora for Sale - Plymouth SOLD

A159 Lindora for Sale – Plymouth SOLD

2007 December - Lindora for sale in fishing-boat trim. ‘Click’ on a photo for a slideshow.
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A124 For Sale in 2007 - Eastern Yachtbrokers SOLD

A124 For Sale in 2007 – Eastern Yachtbrokers SOLD

2007 December - Extensively restored in 1999-2000 and then used on the East Coast. For sale in Essex having been stored for a couple of years. ‘Click’ on a photo for a slideshow.
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A65 Joann For Sale SOLD

A65 Joann For Sale SOLD

2007 December - A65 Joann is for sale. An unusual Atalanta she has a Titania coachroof ‘blister’ over the main cabin providing increased headroom there. She also has a standard Atalanta blister fitted to the aft-deck which greatly increases the space in the aft cabin. Joann has hydraulic keels and a trailer. ‘Click’ on a photo for a slideshow. See the Sale Details here
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A71 Blue Jackaroo For Sale

A71 Blue Jackaroo For Sale

2004 December - Blue Jackaroo, in excellent condition, is for sale. ‘Click’ on a photo for a slideshow.
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A110 Trientje P in 2003

A110 Trientje P in 2003

2003 February - Renamed Trientje P from Turnstone A77 in fine condition in Germany in 2003.
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A88 Tenga for Sale - believed to be in the early 2000s but not certain

A88 Tenga for Sale – believed to be in the early 2000s but not certain

2002 December - Tenga had been owned and restored by a cabinet maker. As can be seen in the picture and in this advert, she is in remarkable condition. A88 Tenga for sale in Canada ‘Click’ on a photo for a slideshow. A88 Tenga for sale in Canada – Details
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Ships Company, Chesapeake Bay

Ships Company, Chesapeake Bay

2000 June - In 2000 Puffin was bought by ‘Ship’s Company’. The letter to the Hon Sec at the time (Colin Twyford) below explains their purpose and requested help:
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Beta Diesel engine

2000 January - In 2001 the original Coventry Victor engine was replaced with a 13.5HP Beta.
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A169 Kerry Piper looking fine in 1999

A169 Kerry Piper looking fine in 1999

1999 May - This picture is of A169 Kerry Piper looking fine in 1999 just before she was sold.
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A95 New drive shaft 1999

A95 New drive shaft 1999

1999 February - Hiran gets a new driveshaft
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A130 Last resting place as garden feature

A130 Last resting place as garden feature

1998 November - This letter was received from the owner in 1998  
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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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A105 Turning Hull Over 1997

A105 Turning Hull Over 1997

1997 January - Photographic record of turning over Taku Maru in the late 1990s. Click on an image on the right for a slide show.
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A60 Achates at MDL Hamble 1996

A60 Achates at MDL Hamble 1996

1996 July - Achates visited the MDL Marina on the Hamble based on the old Fairey Marine yard.
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A104 Arosa at MDL Hamble 1996

A104 Arosa at MDL Hamble 1996

1996 June - Arose visited the MDL Marina on the Hamble based on the old Fairey Marine yard.
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A83 Flying Fox new owner and new paint in 1995

A83 Flying Fox new owner and new paint in 1995

1995 February - Flying Fox changes hand, is returned to her original name from ‘Branca’ and gets a new coat of paint.
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A88 Tenga restored in 1995

A88 Tenga restored in 1995

1995 February - In the US Tenga is restored to beautiful original condition.
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A168 Kerry Piper Before/After 1990s restoration

A168 Kerry Piper Before/After 1990s restoration

1995 January - A168 Kerry Piper Before/After 1990s restoration. Photo: Kerry Piper A169. A169 in Antwerpen (Belgium) just prior to and after the restoration
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1993 A35 Sold to Conservatoire de Plaisance in Bordeaux

1993 A35 Sold to Conservatoire de Plaisance in Bordeaux

1993 January - In 1993 A35 was bought to form part of a collection of over 70 boats in Bordeaux, based in the old submarine pens. Press release from the time: https://www.lexpress.fr/informations/bordeaux-merveilleux-fous-flottants_595134.html
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A125 Polaris - Timewarp in Mexico

A125 Polaris – Timewarp in Mexico

1992 August - Associate Member P.Nichols sent through a report of his visit to see Polaris II. The current owner had offered her for sale. She had been dry stored for many years and was in amazing ‘original’ condition including being painted in the original Fairey Marine colours. They launched her as part of the survey and she did not take a drop of water. Condition report: Hull sound as a bell Both keels wound up and down ‘as if greased and serviced yesterday’ Engine was unserviceable All standing rigging and fittings in good condition Some minor fittings required ...
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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 picture or two? Any maybe links to the relevant Technical Papers
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A51 Bacardi in British Columbia 1989-1990

A51 Bacardi in British Columbia 1989-1990

1990 June - A51 Bacardi in British Columbia 1989-1990
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A89 Hydraulic drive

A89 Hydraulic drive

1990 February - Bernard Upton fitted a Farryman 12hp and hydraulic drive to a 2 bladed folding propellor. He also put hydraulic rams on the keel hoists.
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Kerry Piper Family Sailing in the 1970s 1980s

Kerry Piper Family Sailing in the 1970s 1980s

1985 November - It’s what Atalanta sailing is all aobut!
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That Cruise 1998

That Cruise 1998

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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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Peanut - Unusual beginnings for an unusual Atalanta

Peanut – Unusual beginnings for an unusual Atalanta

1978 November - ‘Peanut’ is an Atalanta 31 with a difference. She was put together about 1974-5 by the Burnetts with the help Captain Urry, who was Mrs Burnett’s father and a pioneer of the Atalanta fleet having owned A1 and A5. There were no lifting keels available so bilge keels and an extended skeg were fitted, and Peanut can stand on these three points (see photos). These have been of great use through her time based on the North coast of Wales. Rigged as a ketch Peanut has an 18hp SAAB diesel, ...
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1978 Photo by Victor Hopwood (AM)

1978 Photo by Victor Hopwood (AM)

1978 May - Humber Yacht Club, NZ looking very smart.Photo sent to Hon Sec in 1998
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A146 Bluff OSTAR 1976

1976 June - A146, already very well travelled, changed hands and went across the Atlantic No history of racing by Atalantas would be complete without mention of Rod White who sailed A146, Bluff, in the 1976 Observer Single Handed Transatlantic Race starting from Plymouth on June 7. On day 5, when the wind was gusting Force 8, the rudder broke. Feeling that it was too early in the venture to turn back, Rod attached the self-steering to the rudder stock and went south to avoid the storms. This course made him ...
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A115 Across The Atlantic

1975 May - Just as racing tests the sea worthiness of any class of boat so too can exceptional cruising exploits. Two such cruises by Atalantas are worth mentioning here. In 1975 Eric Stallard and two young friends set out from Appledore on May 27th in A115, Sabrina of Croyde, to cross the Atlantic. They had a stormy passage through the Bay of Biscay but reached Terceira in the Azores, a sailing distance of 1500 miles, on June 15th. They took a three day break and then decided to sail to ...
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A146 Sherpa Round Britain Race 1974

1974 June - Immediately after sailing in the Round the Island Race on June 29 in which he came second in the Atalanta Class, Alan Perkes in A148, Sherpa, set out for the Round Britain Race which started from Plymouth on July 6. The event attracted a vast and varied fleet with multi-hulls as well as mono hulls well represented. Alan’s brief account of the race is described in the 1974-5 AOA Bulletin. Sherpa met with many adventures, which began on July 16 when, in the Outer Hebrides in strong winds, the ...
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A175 pictured in brochure crossing the French/Swiss border

A175 pictured in brochure crossing the French/Swiss border

1964 May - The 1964 Atalanta brochure has a picture of Inyoniyamanzi on her trailer on page 4. She was kept for many years at Clarens at the eastern end of Lake Geneva.
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A175 boat name

1963 May - A175 was launched with the name Inyoniyamanzi. The is a term from South Africa (Afrikaans? Zulu?) for “African Penguin”.
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A113 Round the World

1960 November - The longest and most ambition expedition undertaken in an Atalanta was in 1960-61 when Tony Peck and John Riding set out in A113, Aku, to sail round the world in a westerly direction. They left Salcombe on November 28th and eventually reached the Galapagos Islands some 500 miles west of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. The first stage of the voyage to Las Palmas in the Canaries is reported in the AOA Bulletin (1961-62). It took over five months, largely on account of bad weather in the Bay of ...
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Launching an Atalanta or Titania

Launching an Atalanta or Titania

1957 February - There are really four ways of launching an Atalanta (or a Titania) from its trailer: The travel hoist The easy way is to have it lifted in by travelhoist. It is not the cheapest way but it does keep the trailer out of the water. The Crane The second way is to have a crane lift it. I know it seems the same as the first, but it allows me to describe one of the special features of the boat. The Atalanta has built in lifting points, one in the aft cabin, and two ...
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A Family Boat

A Family Boat

1950 September - Claims that the Atalanta was a suitable boat for families, on account of her roominess and sea-kindly qualities, were soon confirmed by several accounts of cruises in which children accompanied their parents. A92, Sea Major, is a boat, which has provided many holidays with children aboard. In 1961 John and Ursula Valentine with their three children aged 15, 13 and 10, trailed Sea Major to the French Riviera and launched her at Cannes. They sailed eastwards by easy stages as far as Alassio in Italy before turning westwards again ...
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