I took A89 Colchide out of the water for winter a few days ago, accompanied by East Coast Rep- Nick Phillips and Martin Bennett. They were surprised how small A89's prop is. Martin actually called it an "egg whisk". It will only propel A89 at about 3.5 kts.
It seems it was bought by Uncle Bernard in…Continue
Posted on December 4, 2015 at 7:20 — 2 Comments
Hello fellow members,
After 2 seasons sailing A89 COLCHIDE back in the UK, it is obvious that she is over-canvassed for UK conditions. Uncle Bernard specified and fitted an oversize genoa, as he was sailing in 3-7 knots on Lake Geneva every day.
A89's current sails measure as follows:
Area: 15.4 m2
Luff: 26'0'' (7920mm)
Leach: 28'0'' (8560 mm)
Foot: 11'6'' (3500 mm)…Continue
Posted on November 2, 2015 at 8:20 — 1 Comment
Took some pix of Colchide yesterday when you sailed past Sandack on a mooring near Clamp House, Ipswich.
Will send them if you let me have an email address.
We had already admired her when she was on a trailer near us in Levington this winter.
What a wonderful history she has.…Continue
Posted on June 18, 2015 at 6:01