My father Dr Francis George Elvins was the first owner, from 1960 until 1971 when he died. He kept her moored on Wareham Quay, Dorset where he lived. He crossed the channel to Cherbourg and to Morlaix, where he lowered the mast so they could travel up the canals. He named her Sabrina after the poem Sabrina Fair and Croyde because he had Cornish roots. He had many years and much pleasure sailing in this boat.
- Mara, was Sabrina of Croyde
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Very many thanks for posting about Sabrina on the website. It is always a great pleasure to be contacted by members of families that used to own the boats. We love hearing stories from their time with their Atalanta. The Atalanta seems to touch the hearts of owners and their families, past and present.
Sabrina of Croyde is a ‘big’ name in the Atalanta history having crossed the Atlantic in 1975. I imagine you have found the write up on the website https://atalantaowners.org/a115-across-the-atlantic/.
Her restoration is about to accelerate with her new owner who is going to sail her on the South Coast.