Image above of Uffa Fox and Charles Currey with a Firefly dinghy copyright Fairey Marine / Currey Family.
26th October 2022 is the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Uffa Fox. It was the combined talents of Uffa, Charles Currey and Alan Vines which provided us with our yachts. Mike Dixon, our commodore, floated the idea of an event to celebrate Uffa’s work and some of the AOA Committee worked with him to develop the idea. As a result the AOA are now working with the Classic Boat Museum in Cowes (CBM) to shape and hold an event celebrating the designs, work and life of Uffa Fox fifty years on. The CBM are custodians of a large amount of Uffa Fox materials including books, letters, glass slides and of course some of his boats! They have a whole gallery dedicated to him.
The AOA are also holding a cruise in company leading to follow on from the event including a visit to Lightersfield (home of the Currey Family).
Uffa Fox 2022 – Event in Cowes
18-21 August 2022
The event is being planned to include sailing, racing, fun and learning about Uffa in Cowes over a weekend in 2022. The Classic Boat Museum, which has an excellent Uffa Fox collection, will provide evening receptions and the two Yacht Clubs also open their doors for shorebased fun. The organisers are looking for an early idea of interest –register your interest here.
2022 – AOA Cruise in Company on the South Coast
21-26 August 2022
And the AOA plan to hold a ‘Cruise in Company’ at the end of the weekend with a trip to Lighters Field, Bosham, home of the Currey family. With enough boats this Rally could include the first ‘Duckling Worlds’. Read more about it here.