Boat 2861, built in 1931 in Bremen by Abeking and Rasmussen, is being restored by Colin Davidson in his shed in Wainakarua, North Otago amongst the scenery of New Zealand’s South Island. This beauty was brought to NZ in the early 1980s but damaged in transit. The cabin was crushed, ribs broken and more. The […]
Leo Sampson is back with Episode 72. A man on a mission to rebuild a 110-year old English sailing yacht called Tally Ho. Designed by Albert Strange in 1909 (and launched in 1910), she is a well-known and important historic vessel – but after many adventures she was left in a remote port in Oregon to […]
The Urgency – An Historic Yacht In Peril On the tenth of January 2017 the Albert Strange Association (ASA) received notice that “The new Port Manager wants all ‘dead wood’ out.”, and that includes Tally Ho. By 13th February 2017. Fortunately with huge help from our relatively local ASA member Pat Kellis and with appropriate […]
Chubasco, the S&S bermudan yawl from 1939 is undergoing a refit before a planned Transpac in July this year.(2017) Photos courtesy of Glenn Styron.
As the festive season approaches many of the Med-based classics are in active refit mode pulling rigs and adding accelerator to their varnish as the temperature drops away. Mallorca based rigging company TEC (Trabajos en Cabos) have been in full swing and have recently pulled three towering gaff cutter masts, 2 from the drawing board […]