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by DavidC
Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:36 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: CVRDA Insurance
Replies: 17
Views: 5554

I think the person you are trying to remember is Brian Southgate. Don't forget Bishop Skinner have become part of Stuart Alexander. They are still good though.
by DavidC
Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: What boat
Replies: 7
Views: 2668

They are a suit of sails for a "Mailboat". It never had an insignia but the lower blue triangles identify it. Designed by Peter Milne and Peter Cook and Sponsored/Supplied by the Dail Mail. The hull was twin-keel polystyrene! About 1970. Yes square at the bow and a very odd shape with deep hull. If ...
by DavidC
Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:41 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Been and gone and done it
Replies: 41
Views: 10465

Clearly we need to get Alan and David - along with the Heppell and others to spend the evening at Brightlingsea re-telling the stories - On Camera!!! Preferably with a little photographic evidence. Now that should prove a good seller and somthing to liven up the vieo shows at Falmouth for their ding...
by DavidC
Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Seamark Nunn OKs
Replies: 13
Views: 3560

Hi Rupert

There is a Seamark Nunn on Ebay at present. Looks worth a go. no bids so far.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... Track=true
by DavidC
Mon May 29, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Brightlingsea
Replies: 24
Views: 8248

Just a thank you to all who travelled up to Brightlingsea. I hope you had a great time and I know the club enjoyed having the classics there. It has to be one of the finest sailing waters for all types of boats including classics and I know the club are very keen to see us return. They have said the...
by DavidC
Sat May 27, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Development speed
Replies: 34
Views: 11205

It is interesting reading the thoughts on "Too Many Classes" etc. I have always thought of this as one of the Golden lights of British Sailing and I would have included Australia with all their National CLasses. The variety of designs should mean there is a boat for everyone and for every location. ...
by DavidC
Fri May 26, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Brightlingsea
Replies: 24
Views: 8248

Sorry to hear the flu has got you Chris, you will be missed.

I have the handicap page saved on my computer and was waiting to see which boats turn up. Any help though Pat will be greatly appreciated, thank you.

The Sun has just come out here so it might be fine yet!!!
by DavidC
Wed May 24, 2006 12:02 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Cat thoughts......
Replies: 16
Views: 5993

Eventually I hope. I just need about 6 months of free time to go through all the boxes and photos!

I will certainly catologue them all and pull out the important ones as I go.
by DavidC
Tue May 23, 2006 10:12 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Development speed
Replies: 34
Views: 11205

Hi Davidh I am sure you will find the PY meeting very interesting. I sat on the committee for several years and there was much head scratching as we munched through numbers. Often being frustrated when the returns did not match what we knew was happening the the performance of the actual boats. The ...
by DavidC
Tue May 23, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Cat thoughts......
Replies: 16
Views: 5993

Just for interest, I have most of the papers and notes from Austin Farrar who designed the wing rig for Lady H. I also have the wind tunnel model he used and another mast with the curve forward. Have not worked out that one yet! Austin also desiged the original rig for the Tornado. Reg asked him at ...
by DavidC
Tue May 23, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Brightlingsea
Replies: 24
Views: 8248

Now back from travels - sorry for the silence. Theank you Alan for helping out. There is an all in handicap race on the Saturday afternoon which starts at 2pm. We are welcome to join in this as practice. The main races for the series start on Sunday morning at 11am. 2 Races Sunday and 1 on Monday. T...
by DavidC
Sun May 14, 2006 12:53 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Brightlingsea
Replies: 24
Views: 8248

Hi David The racing will be at normal Brightlingsea Club times but we will all be having a get together on the Sunday evening, so you will be very welcome to join us. Hopefully you will be able to admire several of the boats visiting. We hope to have some of the Brightlingsea One Designs out althoug...
by DavidC
Fri May 05, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Brightlingsea
Replies: 24
Views: 8248

Now we are into May, just a reminder to say that we hope to see a lot of you at Brightlingsea at the end of the month. Accommodation details etc can be found on the club web site http://www.sailbrightlingsea.com There is club racing on all 3 days, with a mini series on the Sunday and Monday. There w...
by DavidC
Tue May 02, 2006 10:28 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Spinnaker chutes
Replies: 11
Views: 2790

Hi All , I spoke to Keith Musto last week. Alan was right in that Keith was sent the idea in he thinks early 1965 the year after he won his medal. It was an American that sent him the "drawings" for the FD I think he said he had a name W.C Roberts! - most appropriate! A lot of people laughed at the ...
by DavidC
Thu Nov 24, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Tideway 12 For Sale
Replies: 21
Views: 10986

Sorry, It can't be a Waldringfield Dragonfly. They are 14ft with a foredeck and side decks, and bermudian rig. The were designed by O'Brian Kennedy and built by Nunn Bros near Felixstowe. They should show a dragonfly emblem above the sail number.