Hello everyone.

You may have read the Classic Boat article published in the November edition last year about A1 and her restsoration.

The article aimed to bring together the historic place A1 holds in the development of yachts and yachting in the 1950s with the heroic restoration carried out by Mike Dixon. Many of you will remember the condition of A1 when Mike took her on. Full of holes and rot. And the restoration project turned into a full-on rebuild with Mike working long hours over 3 years. (Documented in detail on A1’s Boat Page).

Mike’s efforts have been acknowledged by the Classic Boat team in his nomination for the Restored Sailing Vessel under 40ft (12.2m) category in their 2021 Awards.
See all of the nominations on the Classic Boat Awards site.


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