{Stus-List} A new U.K. Branch of the C&C Owners Club?

ckilgour at sympatico.ca ckilgour at sympatico.ca
Thu Nov 29 09:37:09 EST 2007


We had a couple of Contessa 26's at my old club.   

Agreed that they don't look 26.  Compared to a C&C 26 - for instance - they look tiny. 

Built like brick outhouses though - complete with full keel.  

Cheers
Colin


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From: jgarth4 at comcast.net

Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 02:05:13 
To:cnc-list at cnc-list.com
Subject: Re: {Stus-List} A new U.K. Branch of the C&C Owners Club?


I had the pleasure of meeting Tania in NY shortly after she returned from her trip. She was aboard her boat at a dock at City Island. I recognized her from articles written about her at the time, so I introduced myself and we chatted for a few minutes about her trip. Fascinating, to say the least... 
  
Colin, I believe you when you say it was a Contessa 26, but it SURE didn't LOOK 26' long!! 
  
John Garth 
  -------------- Original message -------------- 
From: <ckilgour at sympatico.ca> 

> John 
> 
> Tania's boat was a Contessa 26. Still, very small. Also, made in Canada! 
> 
> Cheers 
> Colin 
> 
> 
> 
> >From: jgarth4 at comcast.net 
> >Reply-To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com 
> >To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com 
> >Subject: Re: {Stus-List} A new U.K. Branch of the C&C Owners Club? 
> >Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 12:40:00 +0000 
> > 
> >When I was a kid, I recall reading a book about a guy named Robert Manry 
> >who sailed across the pond in a boat about 12' long. Tania Aiebi sailed 
> >around the world in a 21' boat. I am sure lots of 27' boats have made it 
> >across. Not MY idea of a good time, but doable if proper preparations and 
> >precautions are taken and the boat is suitably strong. 
> > 
> >John Garth 
> > 
> >-------------- Original message -------------- 
> >From: dwight veinot 
> > 
> >It’s a long journey in any boat, that’s across the North Atlantic Ocean, 
> >but especially in a small C&C, and over half of the journey is in the dark 
> >of night, maybe low on fuel, or very little wind or too much wind from the 
> >wrong direction or mean seas or mechanical or electrical problems and not 
> >enough good food and water, for even one adult (not to mention any crew) to 
> >live decently, if you survive at all, in such a small boat. But, yes it 
> >could be done…but only by very adventurous sailors who take huge 
> >unnecessary risks…the reward has to be a lot more than what you would save 
> >on a small boat purchase …just how much more do similar boats cost in the 
> >UK, in my mind it can’t be worth the trip for a 27 to 30 footer…probably 
> >only worth it for 45 footer and above, and then look for Swan at least…with 
> >crew to get her home. 
> > 
> >Stu, are you aware of this branch in the UK? I hope this guy becomes 
> >totally aware of the dangers he would entail to save a few bucks on a small 
> >used boat? I know Joshua Slocum did much more with much less a long time 
> >ago, and his name lives on…but not many of us are of his vintage. 
> > 
> >Dwight Veinot 
> >1974 C&C 35, Alianna 
> >Head of St. Margaaret's Bay, NS 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> >From: cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com [mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com] 
> >On Behalf Of Micheal LeVine 
> >Sent: November 27, 2007 1:09 PM 
> >To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com 
> >Subject: Re: {Stus -List} A new U.K. Branch of the C&C Owners Club? 
> > 
> >Not a good idea! Buying an older boat and planning a trans-Atlantic voyage 
> >without a longish 
> >acquaintance with the vessel: invitation to disaster. 
> > 
> >Maybe if he spent several months sailing the east coast .... 
> > 
> >Micheal 
> > 
> >On Nov 27, 2007, at 12:00 PM, "Della Barba, Joe" > wrote: 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> >You could sail the 30 home, so that alone might make up for the 
> >increased price over the 27. Not saying that sailing the 27 to the UK 
> >couldn't be done, but I wouldn't do it. 
> > 
> > 
> >Joe Della Barba 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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> >From: dwight veinot 
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> >Subject: Re: {Stus-List} A new U.K. Branch of the C&C Owners Club? 
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