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Bosham – 25/26th June – Be there!

A call to all Fairey Jollyboats in the UK.

Let’s try and get as many Jollyboats together as we can for the Bosham ‘Classic Boat Revival’.  You can see their poster on our site or watch their site at: http://boshamsailingclub.com/ and I am sure that something will go up there soon (if it hasn’t already).  This isn’t a CVRDA event, but there is bound to be a good turn of both local and CVRDA boats.  I think we have at least 5 Jollyboats who have shown an interest in being there…..so lets get more!

Our last nationals was in 1971 and since then we have had very few get-togethers.  The last of any real size was the Fairey Marine 50th anniversary regatta held at Hamble by MDL in the mid 90s.

Jollyboats line up at Hamble

Jollyboats line up at Hamble

We had 14 or 15 Jollyboats turn up for that with 8 or 9 racing in a range of trims from original with wooden mast and early Ratseys, to twin wire and fully battened main.

It was some of the best fun sailing I have ever had and I think it is well past time that we did the same thing again.

If you know any other Jollyboats, do give their owners a nudge and certainly put the date in your own diaries.

If you know you can make it, do drop a comment under this post.

Happy sailing!

eib

March 31, 2011   3 Comments