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Posts from — March 2011

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!


March 31, 2011   3 Comments

Jolly Fox J83 still looking good at Bosham

Photos of Jolly Fox at Bosham:

https://picasaweb.google.com/boshamsail … /JollyFox#

Looking forwards to seeing her in the flesh in June!

Jolly Fox - J83

J83 is still looking for a decent trailer of combi, so if anyone has got one, do get in touch.

March 29, 2011   1 Comment

Jollyboat J94 for sale – lying Looe, Cornwall

J-94 for sale - Looe, Cornwall

J-94 for sale - Looe, Cornwall


Item No: 200591428175

Part restored – needs finishing – attention to hull & aft deck area required.

No Mast, Cotton Main, 3 Cotton Jibs and Spinnaker.

Wooden Board, rudder and 3 tillers

Currently very low price….

Could really do with a good owner!

March 28, 2011   1 Comment

Jollyboat for Sale – J71 Lying Linlithgow – West Lothian

Details from Apollo Duck:


This 18 foot racing dinghy has been in the family since new. Designed by Uffa Fox and built by Fairey Marine. It has been garaged for the last 30 years, except for 2 years use on fresh water. It is ready to sail / race and comes with all necessary equipment, inclubing refurbished road trailer, Dacron sails, spinnaker, sheets, trapeze, fitted PVC cover, lifejackets. It has built in bouyancy to the sides/ rear and bow, Elfstrom self bailers and 2 transom flaps. Alloy Proctor gold mast and boom,on centre horse. Stainless steel rigging and trapeze wires. Timber lifting rudder and timber encased swing centreboard. Woodwork is in excellent condition and sound. Cosmetically could do with decks stripped and revarnished as has been sanded and patched in places. Photo taken in 1966 on loch Lomond, but 20 or more 2010 photos available upon providing me with an e-mail address. Will be moving home shortly and unlikely to be using the boat again, so looking for “a good home”. Rare opportunity for an enthusiast. Available for this years sailing but can store it for a while, if required. Ready to tow away. Viewings welcomed.

Price:  £13,999.00

March 14, 2011   6 Comments