A few more pictures of David Heffer’s restoration of the Cox and Haswell designed Pegasus from Christchurch Yacht Co…Iooking at the quality of workmanship it looks as though she will be absolutely stunning ….bring on the Classic Rally! 

and in David’s own word’s……Pegasus is launched and performing. Already achieved old speed of 26 knots and hoping to improve with some work on props as we are only revving at 4600 at the moment at least 500 rpm to go.


For those of you who remember the 60’s era and the amazing array of different designs that raced here in that decade, take a look at this site for boats that should have appeared at Cowes but often never did..the Viareggio-Bastia-Viareggio race .It was the Italian equivalent of the C-T and Marco Bertini’s site is an amazing history of this race with unique pictures of craft that never made it to our shores but should have done plus pictures of British entrants including Delta 28. Here are two I had heard of but never seen pictures of..the Aronow hull of Blu Tornado and Cmdr A .Petroni designed Volpe. With thanks to Marco for “Saving History”.

Footnote ; Volpe D’Argenta was built of aluminium and powered by 2 BPM Vulcano’s totalling 800hp..she was supposed to have taken part in the Round Britain and Cowes Torquay but the entry never materialised.


The Venture Cup

Most if not all are now aware of the problem the organisers have encountered with Monte Carlo which will not now be the finishing point of the race…their loss I say ..the new destination is to be announced this weekend during the 2nd briefing being held at Portsmouth by the race organisers and we will keep you updated accordingly…….

In the meantime do not forget that anyone wishing to assist with SAFETY BOAT DUTIES PLEASE CONTACT ME ASAP…….and your details will be forwarded to Sally Windsor…

Site outage

Please accept our apologies for the past few days outage of Classic Offshore, this was due to re registering the site name which was held in another persons name and this issue is now sorted. Although another problem has arisen! it seems due to the modernity of Word Press unless you have the latest AOL DOWNLOAD there is a compatibility problem.

We therefore suggest that to view classic offshore correctly and with the best reproduction it is advisable you use GOOGLE CHROME or INTERNET EXPLORER…..the AOL problem is out of our hands but if you do use it it would be best to download their latest upgrade.

3pm 20/11/12  seems to be ok at this moment on AOL but has crashed twice since noon….a solution has been suggested that will cure the aol problem clean your browser cache and this hopefully will restore function to any aol user.  Mike

Donzi 28’s

There are at least 2 of these Donzi 28’s somewhere in the UK, the original “GEE” was one and Billy Shand Kydd’s “LUCY TOO” the other…the design was another masterpiece from the Wynn /Walters pen for Don Arronow. BUT where are they ?, again some unsuspecting owner has a little piece of powerboat history under him…..