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2018 AOA Website – introduction
2018 AOA Website - introduction
Welcome to the new 2018 AOA Website

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Recent Boat Blog Posts

La Spezia
aug 23c past lerici 001 2018-01-13 Fairey Mary
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 ...

Leaving Pisa to La Grazie (near La Spezia)
aug 22 arnovecchio 009 2018-01-10 Fairey Mary
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 ...

Arnoveccio in Pisa
dsc_2099_small 2018-01-07 Fairey Mary
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 ...

Building Colchide in 1958
Building Colchide 58-62 (12) 2018-01-04 Richard James
A photo record of Bernard Upton building Colchide in 1958

Colchide sailing near Harwich 2017-12-15 Richard James
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 ...

A16 Dervorguilla gets a makeover
Note the rudder wires one over the other. 2017-12-12 AOA
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, ...

A169 Kerry Piper – cockpit tent + mast and boom issues
2017-12-10 Chris Green
Missed the bulletin deadline this year, so thought I would add this blog of the ongoing work on Kerry Piper A169. Working on the basis of KP launch in 2018, need ...

Paint job (mostly) complete
Looking good in new colour scheme 2017-12-09 AOA
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 ...

Zambra progress – coming along, slowly but steadily…
2018 Zambra paint job 2017-12-09 nick runeckles
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 ...

F14 Noggin for sale £5,500
2017-11-26 AOA
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 ...