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Santa Irene Club de Vela Newsletter - 2nd August 2006

On Saturday the 15th the day started very early at 5.30am, I’m an early riser, but not that early. By 6.30, I was on my way to collect Jeff, who owns Canada Camping near Turre. Our next stop was the van /car boot sale at the Bar International in Albox. We were raising cash towards a new out-board engine for our safety boat. It was a very successful, if exhausting day. On Monday we were able to bank 115 Euros. Oh! If there are any benevolent benefactors out there who would like to help, please don’t be shy!

A bonus to come from the Boot Sale was – I met two very interesting hombre’s. One had been involved in building a 42ft Wharran Cat, the other had been the owner of a 23ft Wharran Cat. These are a DIY job, very sea worthy, the 42ft is now in Australia. I have plans for a 40ft Sailing Canoe, with out-rigger, ideal for kids, if they don’t mind getting wet, I’ll build it one day when I get time.

Another outstanding and highly successful duo, which out shines our efforts by miles – 2,000 in fact, are the two young British sailors, 19 and 21 year olds, Luke Yeates and Mark Angell. If you remember they began their attempt of the First Fastest and Youngest Circumnavigation of Britain, on an 18ft Hobie Tiger Catamaran called Cobalt. It all started on the 3rd June, well they finished back in Poole Dorset on the 1st July, in a time of 28 days, 5hours, 5mins, 11sec. What an achievement, I’m sure there is a lot more news to come from this trip. Cobalt Corporate Finance were the sponsors. Wonder if I could find a sponsor?

The Volvo Ocean Race finished in Gothenburg in Sweden, 1st ABN Amro 1, 2nd Pirates of the Caribbean, 3rd Brasil 1 and 4th the kids in Amro 2. An estimated 200,000 people turned out to see the finish. There will be a big change in the course for the next Volvo Race which will start in the Autumn 2008, from Alicante! On our doorstep. Possible stops in the Middle East, Japan, China and the west coast of the USA. What no Southern Ocean? new frontiers for the race – new markets for the sponsors, but it could help to make the sport more popular.
I’m wondering if I can fit a trip to Valencia on my way back from the UK in September. Remember the Americas’ Cup races start on the 23rd June 2007. This month there will be 43 new super yacht berths available for rent, if you are super rich, you could put in a bid. The marina is the latest in a string of exclusive facilities opening in Port Americas’ Cup, the centre - piece of the transformed Valencia waterfront. I hear Bernie Ecclestone has been up there so I guess I ought to go!

Now back down to earth, if you want to build yourself a Cat look at www.wharram.com if you fancy a trip around the UK, look at www.britcat.co.uk

I’m looking forward to a visit to Baltimore with Dermot and co.

I’ll send you a card


Take care

John Talliss
Tel : 950 475 157
Movil: 658 548 790
E-mail
John@Sailrway.com

 

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