We have recently received news that this soundly built Eventide 26 has become available. It is in the process of being renovated by students at the Gosport Marine Skills Centre but due to a change of policy at the Centre the renovation will not now be completed.
The boat is open to offers and may even be free to a good home. If you are interested in acquiring a bargain and in completing the renovation of this fine example of the Eventide design please look at our ‘Boats For Sale’ page for further information.
The Spring 2013 issue of the EOA Bulletin, our 50th Anniversary Issue, is back from the printers and will be with members shortly. Here is a preview of the cover.
The 50th AGM of the Association took place on the re-scheduled date of 23rd February 2013. There was a good number of members in attendance and, after an excellent lunch, the business of the meeting was dealt with efficiently. The raffle raised £55 which will be donated as usual to the RNLI. Several members commented on the fact that the Association is still going strong after 50 years; a testimony to the high regard held by Maurice Griffiths and his yacht designs. A full report of the meeting will be available to members in the Spring Bulletin, which is due out in May.
We have recently learned that with regret Mike Williamson has cancelled his Pacific Challenge and returned home for personal reasons. We are leaving the link to his blog in the Blogroll on the sidebar for the time being as there is much of interest there which you may wish to read. We wish Mike every success with any future ventures.
EOA Member Mike Williamson has just set off to sail with a friend through the Panama Canal and across the Pacific Ocean. You can read all about his progress via his blog at http://mikeymariner.blogspot.com. Do check it out, it promises to be very interesting. There is also a link to this blog in the sidebar blogroll.
Mike is the husband of author Jackie, who wrote ‘Cevamp, Mike and Me’ about the building and sailing of E26 ‘Cevamp’ – an excellent read which we reviewed some time ago. Will there be another book after this adventure?
After consultation the AGM has now been re-scheduled for 23rd February 2013. Please note this is a Members Only event. The venue remains the same, The Queen Victoria PH, Theydon Bois, Essex. Please arrive by 12.00 noon if you are joining us for lunch. As stated in The Bulletin, please return any trophies on the day (or before if you are not attending) in a clean condition. Donations for the President’s raffle will also be greatly appreciated. Proceeds will go to the RNLI as usual.
Please will you all note that due to a double booking at the Queen Victoria, Theydon Bois the AGM scheduled for January 26th 2013 has had to be cancelled. We are hoping to re-schedule this meeting for some time in February so please check in again for the latest information. In view of the weather this may be a blessing in disguise!
We would like to remind members that the AGM takes place on Saturday 26th January 2013 (note the year – we apologise for the printing error in the Bulletin which gives 2012). This will be held at The Queen Victoria, Theydon Bois, Essex from 12.00 noon if you require lunch. Please arrive by 14.00 hrs if just coming for the meeting. Check your Autumn Bulletin for full details. We look forward to seeing you there.
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It is always good to get news of the whereabouts of well known Eventides so it was with mixed feelings that we recently heard that E24 “Borer Bee” has come up for sale. She was one of the first Eventide’s built (in 1959, sail No. E8) and was owned by Lt. Comdr. Atkinson, RN, who sailed her home to England from Singapore (see History of the EOA). We last heard of her when two of our members reported seeing her and meeting her present owner in Coleraine during their “Cruise to the Causeway Coast”, published in The Bulletin, Autumn 2009. Here’s hoping she finds a good home and we continue to hear more about her in future.
A lively group of people arrived for the Autumn Pub Lunch at Heybridge Basin, near Malden, Essex on 27th October 2012 where we enjoyed good food and good company. Some of the assembly can be seen in the adjacent photo. Many thanks again to Charles and Anita for organising this event, which is fast becoming a regular on our calendar.
Those members present received their copy of the Autumn 2012 Bulletin hot off the press. Others will be receiving theirs shortly as they have now all been posted out, together with notification of the AGM to be held in January and a reminder that subs will then be due.