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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 Slater.  [One of the pleasures I get from the website is connecting ...
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