With the shortest day of the year fast approaching it won’t be long before the days start getting longer and we can all begin thinking about the 2015 sailing season. And what a season its going to be with no less than three boats already confirmed as joining/rejoining the fleet for 2015.
Sue and Adrian Bouckley’s new build C50 Eider is now safely in the shed at Simon Hipkin’s yard and Sue and Simon have been working closely together to agree all the final details for her finishing and deck layout. They are both famed for their attention to detail and this, combined with the fantastic work already done by John Mullins, means we can look forward to a beautifully finished brand new boat joining the fleet.
Over in Wivenhoe Rob Maloney is also hard at work on the full restoration of C44 Janice for Richard Austin. A quick peak into the shed last week revealed that the deck is going back on and it won’t be long before the paint brushes are out so she too will be ready for the start of the season.
C75 The Mike rounds out our trio of boats that will be joining the fleet next year. Having had some work done at Rob Maloney’s she is now back in the capable hands of owners Phil Holding and Mark Wilby who are on the final stages of her refit and looking forward to getting her on the water in the spring.
Stand by for more updates on these projects after christmas!