Thursday, 27 September 2012

The new extension to the Hout Bay YC marina

Going back in time by way of photgraphs can be fun, this shot is of Janet, about 7 in this shot is now 29 years old and a mother with a husband who cuts our CNC boat kits for us!

The Tosca 36 Merry Waters is still on the marina but on the inside berths, Kite was dismasted during a club race when Windswifts radar tower caught her stays and pulled the entire rig down. The insurance paid for a brand new rig!

Right click the picture to enlarge it, taken with my Canon FT film camera.  This was around twenty two years back?

I can see the classic yacht Guide Me in the back ground, they did some 27 days Rio to Cape Town and with out an engine.

Guide Me

Owned by Judy and Jono Brickhill and she remains without an engine.

Name: Guide Me

Designer(s): P Perris

Type of Boat: Lugger

Year Built: 1911

LOA m / ft: 12.2 / 40

Guide Me ( now this is good reading!)
FY 233: An engineless 40' Looe lugger based in Gweek in Cornwall and owned by Jono and Judy Brickhill and built in 1911 by Peter Ferris of Looe for Mr. W Pengelly. She has an overall length of 72' a beam of 12'10" and draft of 5'10" and has since sailed extensively across the oceans.

A pilchard driver and long liner she fished out of various East Cornwall harbours until being sold on to the Solent in 1966.

Via this news we can put a date on when Guide Me was at Hout Bay.

In 1988, the Brickhills sailed south, via the Douarnenez Festival, to Spain, Portugal, Tenerife, La Palma and a two-week hop to Brazil for Christmas. They returned, via Cape Town, and later headed back to the Americas’ coastline.

Now based at Gweek in West Cornwall, the Guide Me remains a very swift sailing lugger.

They were here some while though as Judy gave birth to another child here and Jono went to the UCT to work as a consulatant? I guess they were here two years? (roy)
Race results

CORNISH LUGGER ASSOCIATION 2011 biennial regatta

Large luggers, over 30-ft (all Marshall Estate Agency trophies)

1.Guide Me (Jon and Judy Brickhill, Gweek, near Helston)

2.Reliance (Deena Russell, Penryn)

3.Ocean Pearl (Nick Gates, Emsworth, Hampshire).

The new marina continued!

Hout Bay YC had by this time doubled the size of the marina. The new installation was sold at cost to the members and on the understanding that the cost was to be carried by them and not the club proper. By the time we asked the then Marina Officer Arthur Vink, to fax a copy of the marina extension so we could see what was left and buy one, there were just about four berths still free. We took the one where the Endurance 37 is in the picture.

How lucky was that!