Friday 30 April 2010

New Neighbours

The moorings are filling up for the new season and Greta has some new neighbours. I saw the owners of the dark blue boat being dropped off by the yacht club launch, so as I rowed past I stopped to say hello, asking “new boat or new mooring?”

“Both,” came the reply, what a great start to the season new boat and a new location.

The boat looks like a Wauquiez Centurion which were built around 1973, I believe to a Holman and Pye design. I really like this type of boat, with fine lines they typically sail well and have a nice motion, even when the going gets rough. The downside for such characteristics is space, especially interior volume.


  1. Not exactly off topic:

    I love your banner photo on the masthead. This very afternoon, following a three hour sail on my son's boat, we turned to our drive home up the Malibu coast. It was beautiful as sunset approached, with a 15 knot onshore breeze. But something was missing. For me, a seascape is always visual treat, but it is not captivating and exciting unless small sailing craft are present. Marinas and anchorages always 'get' me. Otherwise, I feel all that beautiful and navigable water is wasted.

  2. Doc, you make an interesting point, upriver beyond Bursledon Bridge there are no boats, just woods and river - and while it's nice, I find it a little dull compared to the hussle and bussle of the lower Hamble.


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