We’ve just received these fantastic archive photos of C3 Maida which was owned by Rupert Brown’s grandfather. Rupert’s covering note says:
I thought you might like to see the attached photos. My grandfather owned C3 (Maida) and these pictures were taken circa 1935. They show my grandfather and my father crewing.
Your archive list of boats suggests she was taken to Westcliff on Sea but lost at sea. That is not quite correct . Yes she was taken to Westcliff (where my family lived) and kept on a mooring at the Westcliff Yacht Club, but she was then sold to a new owner in Emsworth as my grandfather moved to the local class of Thames Estuary One designs.
I can clearly remember my Dad so often talking about Maida with the very fondest memories. He used to drive over from Westcliff every weekend to Brightlingsea to race her ! No driving under the influence to worry about in those days !
I do hope you and your fellow members will find these pictures of interest.
With kind regards
Burnham on Crouch
Huge thanks to Rupert for the images and the information about C3. If anyone has any information about what happened to her after she went to Emsworth do please let us know.