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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 – ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 Salter.  [One of the pleasures I get from the website is connecting ...
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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 ...
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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!. ...
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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 ...
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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 of A89 Colchide

History of A89 Colchide
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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 – SOLD

F14 Noggin for sale £6,000 - SOLD
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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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A154 Deannie – restoration

A154 Deannie - restoration
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 ...
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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 ...
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