Welcome to an avid collector

I would like to extend a warm welcome to one of our new members Mr Nick Shipway who lives in Milford Haven……Nick joins the club along with his private collection and what a collection…

Orhania is Nicks 42 PICCHIOTTI  ….Then comes Coalition an ex Honda Cougar….Pure Panic a 22ft Stapely Taloncat…ex Basildon Museum…Cornish Express… a Phantom 21 Racedeck from 1986.

a Ring 20 from 1980 “in retirement”…. which I take to mean requiring restoration…. Blue Streak.. a Marshan 16 also in “retirement” and lastly White Lightning… a Hodges ON Circuit Racer!

WOW!

Nick cannot make the AGM but has promised to come to the Classic Rally in August…we await with interest as to with what craft!?!

Welcome to the Club Nick.

 

Hitting the water…..

After month’s of grafting in the cold and wet…the man from OZ Mr John Leaver has completed a major rebuild of the R.W.Clark built Moorland 36 Ja Conja….anyone who is free on Wednesday is invited to attend the launch at R K Marine just off Bridge rd Swanwick….next step for John is to fire up those diesels and fill the tanks before prices spiral again….

Beaulieu Boat Jumble

COPC will again be in attendance with the CMBA at Beaulieu Boat Jumble and the exhibits will again include Belinda and Thunderflash plus Robin Wards ex Sopwith 21ft Avenger which has been totally rebuilt and is powered by an original 150hp Mercury outboard.  A new exhibit this year is an ex race 25ft Revenger with Surface Drives

and Jon Furley’s superb and extremely rare Italian built HYDROSONIC which has been revamped and is now presented in Sufury colours ( Jon is a massive Levi fan) .

It is also hoped that the mighty Warrior will also make another appearance. We look forward to welcoming members at the event.

PS The Avenger is also for sale and any interested parties can speak to Robin about this rare craft ..one of several built using special ultra strong lightweight fibres.

Sea Fox

A little bird has told me that Alan Burnard’s “Sea Fox” is nearing or has completed its restoration, if so there is every chance that she will make an appearance at the Classic Rally. I will endeavour to find out more information.

On the subject of restorations another 2 boats are nearing completion Ja Conja and the Pacemaker Satina although she is the subject of substantial repairs she is at least afloat.