We are sad to report the death of Bill Maloney of Sorcerer Boats.
There will be a funeral at 3.00pm at Poole Crematorium on Tuesday 7th January 2014 and a gathering afterwards in Three Legged Cross.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
On behalf of all the committee I would like to wish all members a Very Happy Christmas and aninteresting New Year….2014 holds many exciting developments for the Club and we look forward to seeing you at any of the following events planned.
The Beaulieu Boat Jumble in April
The Cowes Classic Boat Museum in May
The Classic Cowes Rally in August
Also to look forward to the appearance of some rather special “restored” historic boats…..
For a long time now the Yachting Press has paid scant attention to the Classic movement let alone powerboat racing..our premier yachting magazines have little regard for the past, the sport (Motor powered) and those companies now long gone, who made British Boatbuilding the best in the world…But we now have a major publication to champion our cause and help raise awareness to the boating public of all things “historical” and the need to keep such items in the public eye.
Since the Classic Rally in Cowes MBM has featured and supported our cause with a vigor that deserves our full support. We start the New Year with an issue in which it firmly hoist’s its flag to the mast in our favour! We owe Sally Coffey and her team our sincere thanks and gratitude for their interest and genuine reporting the like of which has not been seen for many a year.
Mike James Commodore COPC
Follow the “THUNDERFLASH” restoration by David Heffer in Restorations.
Flying Fish had just sunk in Lyme Bay and the rescued crew were safely aboard support boat, to the left Sam Hutchins Vosper boatbuilder( Tramontana’s, Dimarcha) Centre Mike Trimming to the left a Vosper Engineer (name unknown)….Ghost Rider carried on but about the same time Bob Sherbert had broken his leg…an eventful race all round. Thanks to Graham for help with names…
AVENGER 21 TENDER TO PHILANTE
There is only one way to prove provenance on a boat that has or is supposed to have “history”…go to the top! although the older the boat the more difficult it is to track!
After being dropped in the kaka several times I am loath to make statements before checking out the details and just such an incident has taken place although happily the outcome was 100% positive. This situation concerned Tommy Sopwith’s Avenger 21 which was for sale on our site….when it turns out that 2 boats claim this ownership! Understandably people get uptight when someone else is claiming they have the actual craft! luckily in this situation I was able to check with Tommy the background and this is the definative answer…
CMBA member Emrhys Barrell owns the Carbon fibre reinforced Avenger 21 that was tender to Philante, this was modified to fit the aft deck by having its transom inset for the I/O….COPC member Tim Brand Crombie also had a Carbon fibre A21 for sale ex Tommy Sopwith but this was outboard, hence the clash of background history…..Tommy never raced an Avenger except Wicked Lady with Maurice Hardy..so what was Tims boat?
THE OUTBOARD BOAT WITH STERN MOD
The answer is this TS commissioned 2 carbon fibre boats one for Philante to be fitted with a BMW powered waterjet…this boat was then converted to Mecruiser this Emrhys’ boat the second was fitted with twin Mercury outboards which has just been sold! Hence the need for caution!
What event happened pior to this picture being taken……answers on a postcard please…