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    Default UFO 34's in the 1979 Fastnet Race

    Hi everyone,

    Trying to find information about two UFO 34 yachts that competed in the infamous 1979 Fastnet race. I understand that six UFO 34's participated

    Black Arrow - finished 1st in Class 4
    Mahuri - finished 3rd in Class 4
    Kamisado - retired
    Sandettie - retired
    ?????? - retired
    ?????? - retired

    Does anyone know the names of the other two yachts?

    Ilenart

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    Default Re: UFO 34's in the 1979 Fastnet Race

    Quote Originally Posted by Ilenart View Post
    Hi everyone,

    Trying to find information about two UFO 34 yachts that competed in the infamous 1979 Fastnet race. I understand that six UFO 34's participated

    Black Arrow - finished 1st in Class 4
    Mahuri - finished 3rd in Class 4
    Kamisado - retired
    Sandettie - retired
    ?????? - retired
    ?????? - retired



    Does anyone know the names of the other two yachts?

    Ilenart

    Ufo fi fum. ? Green hull, used to be on the Hamble in the 80's

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    Default Re: UFO 34's in the 1979 Fastnet Race

    Quote Originally Posted by matt1 View Post
    Ufo fi fum. ? Green hull, used to be on the Hamble in the 80's
    Thank for the reply Matt. However if "fi fum" competed in the 1979 Fastnet race I would expect that they would be listed in Class IV. Below is a list of all the yachts that competed in Class IV. You can see that Black Arrow, Mahuri, Kamisado & Sandettie are all on the list. The two yachts I am trying to identify are most probably listed below.

    Another way of asking is whether anyone can recognise any of the yachts listed below as UFO 34"s?


    FASTNET 1979 – CLASS IV

    YACHT NAME OWNER DETAILS

    Black Arrow Royal Air Force SA Finished 1st – UFO 34
    Samsara Madame O Tran-Van-Dom Finished 2nd
    Lorelei M Catherineu Finished 2nd (time allowance)
    Mahuri GM Lowson Finished 3rd – UFO 34
    Kalisana HMS Sultan (Cdr Watson) Finished 4th
    Karimata E Blokzyl Finished 5th
    Tronador RMH Edwards Finished 6th
    Dai Mouse Ill DWT Hague Retired
    Challenge FM Murray Retired
    Bertheaume Brest Syndicate Retired
    Kamisado MJW Green Retired – UFO 34
    Fragola GLC des Glenans Retired
    Golden Princess A Hagnere Retired
    Scattered Magic J Chuter Retired
    Cheesecake D Hopkins Retired
    Contentious Eagle Barclays Bank Ltd (B Roberts) Retired
    Cosmic Dancer RG Warren Retired
    Minipyge M Merfabruge Retired
    Baradozic M Ganachaud Retired
    Nepthys II Y Bodin Retired
    Prairie Oyster CFR Purchase Retired
    Goniocoque P Barriere Retired
    Virginie Ecole Navale Retired
    Drakkar R Morelisse Retired
    Quixote E & IJ Watts Retired
    Sigmania Major P Scholfield Retired
    Electron II HMS Collingwood Retired
    En Passant M Postman Retired
    Hullabaloo AJ ·Otten Retired
    Cassiopee R Hubert Retired
    Rhapsody JA Hughes Retired
    Cote De Beaute M Amiant Retired
    Dumonveh G Messink Retired
    Thunderflash Royal Naval Engineering College Retired
    Copernicus A Morton & B Jackson Retired
    Impetus DJC Longstaffe Retired
    Carronade Mr & Mrs P Clements Retired
    Alvena Y Oreo Retired
    Scenario A Fitton Retired
    Maelstrom MA Bolson Retired
    Lipstick C Clarke & D Seabrook Retired
    Sandettie I K Krygsman Retired – UFO 34
    Fiorinda PB Eyre Retired
    Detente CK Bond-Smith Retired
    locomotion EA & JA Clegg Retired
    Flashlight RN Engineering College Retired
    Hestrul II DA Lewis Retired
    Gringo A Morgan Retired
    Callirhoe Ill P Bouyssou Retired
    Ariadne FH Ferris Retired
    Polar Bear JC Clothier Retired
    Pegasus PGA White Retired
    Ocean Wave J Toler Retired
    Cabadah Capt G Greenfield Retired
    Odyssea M Guichard Retired
    Mezzanine K Hancock &lChapman Retired
    Elessar II WPJ Laros Retired
    Clarionet G & N Playfair Retired
    Last edited by Ilenart; 22-02-18 at 14:02. Reason: correction

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    Default Re: UFO 34's in the 1979 Fastnet Race

    Nearly 10% of the entries were military boats.

    I discover that many of them were still about when I joined the RN in '92 and I've sailed at least three of them.

    How times change.
    Semper aliud

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    Default Re: UFO 34's in the 1979 Fastnet Race

    Quote Originally Posted by Ilenart View Post
    Thank for the reply Matt. However if "fi fum" competed in the 1979 Fastnet race I would expect that they would be listed in Class IV. Below is a list of all the yachts that competed in Class IV. You can see that Black Arrow, Mahuri, Kamisado & Sandettie are all on the list. The two yachts I am trying to identify are most probably listed below.

    Another way of asking is whether anyone can recognise any of the yachts listed below as UFO 34"s?


    FASTNET 1979 – CLASS IV

    YACHT NAME OWNER DETAILS

    Black Arrow Royal Air Force SA Finished 1st – UFO 34
    Samsara Madame O Tran-Van-Dom Finished 2nd
    Lorelei M Catherineu Finished 2nd (time allowance)
    Mahuri GM Lowson Finished 3rd – UFO 34
    Kalisana HMS Sultan (Cdr Watson) Finished 4th
    Karimata E Blokzyl Finished 5th
    Tronador RMH Edwards Finished 6th
    Dai Mouse Ill DWT Hague Retired
    Challenge FM Murray Retired
    Bertheaume Brest Syndicate Retired
    Kamisado MJW Green Retired – UFO 34
    Fragola GLC des Glenans Retired
    Golden Princess A Hagnere Retired
    Scattered Magic J Chuter Retired
    Cheesecake D Hopkins Retired
    Contentious Eagle Barclays Bank Ltd (B Roberts) Retired
    Cosmic Dancer RG Warren Retired
    Minipyge M Merfabruge Retired
    Baradozic M Ganachaud Retired
    Nepthys II Y Bodin Retired
    Prairie Oyster CFR Purchase Retired
    Goniocoque P Barriere Retired
    Virginie Ecole Navale Retired
    Drakkar R Morelisse Retired
    Quixote E & IJ Watts Retired
    Sigmania Major P Scholfield Retired
    Electron II HMS Collingwood Retired
    En Passant M Postman Retired
    Hullabaloo AJ ·Otten Retired
    Cassiopee R Hubert Retired
    Rhapsody JA Hughes Retired
    Cote De Beaute M Amiant Retired
    Dumonveh G Messink Retired
    Thunderflash Royal Naval Engineering College Retired
    Copernicus A Morton & B Jackson Retired
    Impetus DJC Longstaffe Retired
    Carronade Mr & Mrs P Clements Retired
    Alvena Y Oreo Retired
    Scenario A Fitton Retired
    Maelstrom MA Bolson Retired
    Lipstick C Clarke & D Seabrook Retired
    Sandettie I K Krygsman Retired – UFO 34
    Fiorinda PB Eyre Retired
    Detente CK Bond-Smith Retired
    locomotion EA & JA Clegg Retired
    Flashlight RN Engineering College Retired
    Hestrul II DA Lewis Retired
    Gringo A Morgan Retired
    Callirhoe Ill P Bouyssou Retired
    Ariadne FH Ferris Retired
    Polar Bear JC Clothier Retired
    Pegasus PGA White Retired
    Ocean Wave J Toler Retired
    Cabadah Capt G Greenfield Retired
    Odyssea M Guichard Retired
    Mezzanine K Hancock &lChapman Retired
    Elessar II WPJ Laros Retired
    Clarionet G & N Playfair Retired

    He was my broker until he retired a few years ago

    Great info there do you have info on the IOR One Tonners

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    Default Re: UFO 34's in the 1979 Fastnet Race

    Quote Originally Posted by CCJ View Post
    He was my broker until he retired a few years ago

    Great info there do you have info on the IOR One Tonners
    No, Carronade was a Gary Mull 3/4 tonner, and was the 'prototype' for what became the Oyster 34.

    Interestingly, she retired with her keel loose enough to be described as swinging when in the hoist at Plymouth. The first 'keel failure' that I can remember.

    Edit - would I be right in half remembering that Peter's previous boat was also a Carronade, and mebbe that one was a UFO?
    Last edited by anoccasionalyachtsman; 22-02-18 at 20:42.

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    Default Re: UFO 34's in the 1979 Fastnet Race

    Histoire des halfs is a french website where you can find a lot of informations about all the tonner classes

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    Default Re: UFO 34's in the 1979 Fastnet Race

    Quote Originally Posted by anoccasionalyachtsman View Post
    No, Carronade was a Gary Mull 3/4 tonner, and was the 'prototype' for what became the Oyster 34.

    Interestingly, she retired with her keel loose enough to be described as swinging when in the hoist at Plymouth. The first 'keel failure' that I can remember.

    Edit - would I be right in half remembering that Peter's previous boat was also a Carronade, and mebbe that one was a UFO?
    That wasnt the question

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    Default Re: UFO 34's in the 1979 Fastnet Race

    Polar Bear was à 3/4 tonner one off design by Holman. built by McGruer quite similar to an Ufo 34

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    Default Re: UFO 34's in the 1979 Fastnet Race

    PS :She is cold moulded

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