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by nick clibborn
Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Frensham Pond SC - CVRDA event
Replies: 30
Views: 9435

Yep, the campsite is open, and Rupert (and Mark?) are booked in already. Open Friday and Saturday nights, so just give me a call if you want a space. 01252 311982, or nick-carol@alderwey.freeserve.co.uk
No charge for camping, all facilities available. Say of you want directions.

Regards

Nick
by nick clibborn
Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Frensham Pond SC - CVRDA event
Replies: 30
Views: 9435

GP14 No.26 was out sailing at Frensham Pond today, and it reminded me that we are only a few weeks away from the premiere SE CVRDA event. Over the weekend of 15th/16th July we will be hosting you all, and this year an added attraction will be a special category for National 12's that meet the CVRDA ...
by nick clibborn
Wed May 03, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Fairy Finn
Replies: 32
Views: 7607

Interesting. Though this Finn is showing number 1 on the sail, the owner says it is really K122. But according to the Finn register K122 is a Pearson GRP boat built in 1962. A mystery ?

Regards

Nick
by nick clibborn
Tue May 02, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Fairy Finn
Replies: 32
Views: 7607

Been there, got the T-shirt - twice ! But God, I'm tempted.

Nick
by nick clibborn
Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Nat12 1713
Replies: 22
Views: 8270

Yes, even as we speak, the massed ranks of garden staff at Clibborn Towers are tending and preparing the lush, rolling acres of this stately pile, ready for the rag, tag and bobtail who will visit for the CVRDA event at Frensham over the w/e of 15th/16th July. Book your pitch early to avoid disappoi...
by nick clibborn
Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Finn's
Replies: 3
Views: 2350

According to the Finn Register, which is woefully out of date I'm afraid, or at least my copy is, Finn K214 is an Elvstrom hull in GRP, made in 1965. It was originally ordered by Brian Saffery-Cooper, so had a good pedigree. It was named Musketeer, and ownership transferred to R.Davies in 1970. Sadl...
by nick clibborn
Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Dinghy Year Books
Replies: 2
Views: 1656

Seven D.Y.B.s on e-bay. Someone must want these. Next to the Merlin Rocket book, these are like gold dust.

Nick
by nick clibborn
Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Day boat Identity
Replies: 2
Views: 2714

Yes, this one jumped out at me immediately, but the 4 bladed prop (good description) was puzzling. There is a detailed write-up on the Tricorn in the 1962 DYB. it's described as an "extremely ingenious design". Whatever happened to it ?

Nick
by nick clibborn
Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: the other side of the pond
Replies: 12
Views: 3597

Brian. That's great, thanks. A little anecdote. I rented a 30footer or so from the rental place on Coronado. Passing under the Coronado bridge into the bay another 'yacht' came through the next arch. It was Dennis Conner in one or other of the America's cup boats. They weren't sailing properly, just...
by nick clibborn
Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:12 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: the other side of the pond
Replies: 12
Views: 3597

Brian

My sister lives in Spring Valley, and we try to visit each year. If I come down to Mission Bay can I get a sail ? Anything's better than listening to the coyotes all day.

Regards

Nick
by nick clibborn
Sat Feb 18, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Wooden Boat Show - Beale Park early June
Replies: 2
Views: 2366

My dad built a Lysander, from a Percy Blandford kit, in 1957. We had many happy holidays in it. I seem to remember that there weren't really any problems with it, but he had to modify the window in the front of the cabin, as there was insufficient room for the whole window to take the bend shown on ...
by nick clibborn
Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: VULCAN - No, not that one.
Replies: 14
Views: 5911

Chatting to a chap at Frensham yesterday (We were condemned to the safety boat for the morning)he told me he had never enjoyed his sailing more than when he was racing Vulcans at a sailing club in Sheffield in the 60's/70's. I vaguely remember reading about the class, a Peter Milne design I think, b...
by nick clibborn
Wed Dec 28, 2005 7:19 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Sailed Today
Replies: 9
Views: 3513

.........but there was a race at Frensham on the 26th. Just for interest. In very little wind a 2.4mR keelboat won the pursuit race from a Finn (not mine). Various Lasers, Larks, RS200's and other assorted rubbish in the middle. Just shows - who would think the yardsticks of a 2.4mR and a Finn could...
by nick clibborn
Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:31 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: FREE Enterprise
Replies: 5
Views: 2408

There is an Enterprise free in the Surrey area. Donald Smith (01483 565995) wants to see the back of it. It's number 4207, though I have no details other than that it has sails but no trolley etc, and 'leaks a bit'.

Might be worth a punt

Nick
by nick clibborn
Thu Nov 24, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: OK for Duncan?
Replies: 5
Views: 2319

Once again the hoary old myth of the low boom gets raised. The OK, and the Finn, both have springy masts, you sail upwind with no kicker, or virtually no kicker, and when you let a little mainsheet out to tack the mast springs forward and raises the boom. Combined with the depth of hull in the OK, t...