Endeavour & Nan Are For Sale At Great Prices

The BODOA are delighted to offer for sale C43 Endeavour and C24 Nan. Both boats are in ready to sail condition but would benefit from refit work as they have been little used for many years.  Having competed in recent Pyefleet Weeks both boats have proved themselves to be good competitors and are being offered at favourable prices to encourage a rapid sail. We are keen to keep both boats racing with the fleet in Brightlingsea and preferential terms are available to anyone who will commit to keeping the boats here. The details for the boats are:

C43 Endeavour (Formerly White Rabbit – with sail number 11 above) – Built 1957 by GR Bligh of West Mersea. Standard wooden clinker construction known to have been stripped and re-fixed with epoxy and redecked circa 2010. New shape aluminium Z-spar mast, galvanised launching trolley, full set of sails £3,500.

C24 Nan – Built 1950 by James & Stone at Brightlingsea. Standard wooden clinker construction, professionally restored with raised floors and floor boards in 2005 / 06, new deck, mahogany bright work and epoxy throughout. Original spruce mast, galvanised double axel launching trolley, full overall on land cover, full suit of sails £4,500.

Both boats are currently lying in Brightlingsea and are readily available for viewing. Please contact BODOA Class Secretary Fiona Brown on fiona.brown@fionabrown.com or 07711 718470 for further information.

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Phil Rust Wins Robbie Stone Chalice

The CYC Robbie Stone Chalice became a three race mini series instead of the planned single round the cans race on Sunday 14 July and six boats came to the line to compete. Colin Willett, Nick Readings and their trusty team of volunteers officiated and the courses were set up in the vicinity of No 10 and Point Clear/No 13.

It was a super shifty day with everything from 5 to 15 knots as a series mini squalls came through under the lines of dark cloud sweeping across from the north east quadrant. Between the mini squalls there were often very light patches so it was a challenging day tactically with constant gear changes for the trimmers.

The falling tide added another challenge and pretty much everyone in the fleet found themselves running aground repeatedly. The racing was super close and with extra short courses very physically challenging too and much enjoyed by all.

Phil Rust sailing Dulcet with Tania Bines and Mike Ruse won races one and three with a fourth in race two to give him overall victory. Sue Bouckley in Eider with Adrian Bouckley and Derick Gentry, and Geoff Gritton in Never Say Never with Ian Hastings and Chris Walker, both gave him a really good run for his money, with Eider taking second overall and Never Say Never third. Danny Fox in Egret with the Mersea Boys had a mixed day with a pair of fourth places contrasting with a win in race two to leave him in fourth overall.

Tom Sargent in Jumbo Too with Iain Werngren and Alan Hicks and Fi Brown in Storm Petrel had the added challenge of sailing two up, which is no mean feat within the short course format with only a couple of minutes between hoisting and dropping the spinnaker. Initially Storm Petrel appeared to have beaten Jumbo, but Storm Petrel had touched the pin end mark in race two and failed to correctly exonerate themselves so were forced to retire, giving fifth place to Jumbo Too.

Overall

1st. Dulcet
2nd. Eider
3rd. Never say Never.
4th. Egret
5th. Jumbo Too
6th. Storm Petrel
Race 1.
Dulcet
Never Say Never
Eider
Egret
Jumbo Too
Storm Petrel
Race 2.
Egret
Eider
Never Say Never
Dulcet
Jumbo Too
Storm Petrel RTD
Race 3.
Dulcet
Eider
Never Say Never
Egret
Storm Petrel
Jumbo Too
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