We welcome Betsan
[a 50' smack] to our smack dock. I am sure Tony Brett and his smack
will get plenty of shore side advice from our local Brightlingsea
I am also sure they will not be so happy to meet your bad tempered
dog. Well done Tony for thinking of that one!
Robert Simper has
promised to give us one of his superb talks in the new year. A date
will be arrange and printed in the next edition
If there were
such a thing as a spar breaking contest Ellen would have won it !
Ellen : 1 x bowsprit 2 x boom’s
Charlotte Ellen : 2 x bowsprits
Enterprise : 1 x topmast 1 x boom
Most spectacular shortening of rig goes to Charlotte Ellen when a
topmast heel rope broke and the spar descended narrowly missing a
crew member. Sallie also had the same mishap in the Chenal du Four
but it was only in a gale 9
CSPS are going to hold a music night in the new year, sounds like
it might be a sixties night ? How our Chairman Jim is going to cope
with that one with his mouth organ only time will tell?
The smack ABC
may have found a new home in the new year. Hopefully we will have
more information about this in the next newsletter ?
next year about to charge an entrance fee for the exhibitors ? The
rumour has it that they will charge us an entrance fee to go to their
show with our smacks. I for one will not be going if they do so.
has a new owner. His name is James Bardrick from Islington, London.
The CSPS wish to congratulate him on his purchase, he has chosen a
very fine and fast smack Well done.
Paul Winter’s Harris
smack, Maria, has got herself a new suit of sails and she is going
extremely fast. Watch out Ethel Alice and well done Paul.
Will we see My
Alice out next year? Her spars are being made for her so perhaps we
will see Jim Dines out and racing her. She will also be a very fast
smack and perhaps will be the one to take on Ethel Alice.
The Nobby has ‘gorn
north’ to be with her sisters where no doubt she will be raced to
her fullest potential. Hopefully Gayle Heard will be able to show
his skill of sailing on another smack in the new season for he is
too good a skipper to lose out of the scene.