Archive for June, 2013

Photograph of HY Tyne

Allan Smith has sent in this photograph of HY Tyne. It seems to me to have several virtues. The HY is in sunshine, in other words taken while the sun was in the east. It is 'modern', because it shows the HY as she is now. And it reminds us there are days when the […]

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Festivals and Racing

Just a reminder that the Blyth Renewables Festival is taking place on the Blyth Quayside this weekend 29th & 30th June 2013. See http://www.blythrenewablesfestival.org.uk/ for more details. The tall ship Stavros S Niarchos will be moored alongside the Dun Cow Quay for the event with an expected departure time of 1500 on Sunday 30th June. […]

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Newcastle City Marina Open Weekend 29-30th June

From Adrian at NCM: Dear Nautical Adventurers Greetings! Once again for all you hardy souls weÂ’ll be holding another of our very popular ‘OpenÂ’ weekends at the end of the month, over the 29th and 30th June 2013. All the boats that come up river on Saturday will receive a free bottle of bubbly, plus […]

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Zeevalk

Zeevalk was designed by the famous Dutch designer E.G. (Ricus) van de Stadt in 1949 for his friend and colleague, the developer of a new type of marine plywood, Kees Bruynzeel. The concept was revolutionary. With length overall at 12.50m, waterline 11.00m, displacement 5.5 tonne, sail 52.40 sqm, she was an uncompromising ocean racing yacht. […]

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Sunmaid V of Northumbria

Sunmaid V is a Sparkman and Stephens One Ton Cup design. She was built of mahogany by the Clare Lallow yard of Cowes and launched in 1967. The dimensions are LOA 36′-11″, LWL 26′-8″, beam 10′-2″, draft 6′-3″, and sail area 530 sq ft. She was brought onto the RNYC register by the McIntyre twins, […]

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Sunbeam II

Sunbeam II is a three masted topsail schooner originally owned by Rt. Hon. Walter Runciman M.P. Launched at Denny’s of Dumbarton in 1929, to the designs of Messrs G. L. Watson & Co, she is 659 tons, length 195 feet, max. draft 16’10” and sail area 12,700 sq. feet. Sunbeam II was modelled on Lord […]

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Squib

Quentin Mitchell writes:- SQUIB is the boat that graces the cover of the RNYC Sailing Directions (1990), beached in St. Cuthbert’s Cove on the Inner Farne (long since forbidden). She is a Westcliff on Sea One Design built by Cole and Wiggins in 1926. She came into the Club before the war and was owned […]

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Josephine of Hoo

Josephine of Hoo is a Stor Tumlaren designed by Knud Reimers in the late 1930s to the Scandinavian handicap 30sq metre rule. She was built by Hampers of Fareham in 1960 of Honduras mahogany on Canadian rock elm. She is 31′ 9″ LOA 8′ beam, 5′ 6″ draft and displaces 4.25 tonnes. The mast is […]

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Gladwyena

Noel Kelly of California writes: In the late 1940s I was a member of the 1st.Tyne Sea Scout Troop headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne with a second facility in the old Ice House at South Harbour, Blyth. The Scout-master was Commander S.D.Newton R.N.ret. who was known as ‘Uncle’, and was a member of the Royal […]

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Dawn Huntress

Hugo McGowan writes:- Dawn Huntress was built by Fairey Marine on the Hamble. She was supplied ‘hull and machinary’ in kit form and completed at Toughs Boatyard in Teddington in 1964 for a Mr Hedges who I understand was a confectioner. She is a 23′ Fairey Huntress, hull no 120 of 246 boats and was […]

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