June 7, 2018

Les Voiles d’Antibes 2018

A superb 4 day regatta in the heart of the French Riviera. This year the wind was light all week, barely touching 10 knots throughout the regatta. Algue performed commendably but was classed with all the small lighter (mainly Meter Class) boats so didn’t stand much of a chance in those conditions. New sails look great and Algue showed huge potential when the wind did briefly picked up. A great week spend with good friends!!! Thanks Antibes, see you next year… And thank you to Team Algue!!! Happy days!
May 27, 2018

The Ladies Cup 2018

Algue on the start line. The Dream Team!! A great 4 days in Saint Tropez!!
March 26, 2018

Mast -reborn

The rig was taken out during the 3 week yard period. It was stripped of old varnish and inspected thoroughly. A small area of rot was found around an old plug. This was cut out and repaired with a Dutchman. The rest of the timber was found to be in fantastic condition considering its age. 12 coats of high gloss varnish were applied to protect the wood. The spreaders were also stripped, revarnished on the underside and painted white on the tops. The jumpers were cut by 19cm to fit in with the original plans and then revarnished.  
February 10, 2018

Haul out

ALGUE spent 3 weeks out of the water. During this time the rig was removed and the interior from the mast back to the engine was removed and 11 oak frames were repaired. Some were rotten, others cracked. They were repaired with 5mm oak laminates. The exterior of the hull was sanded back, faired and painted. Below the waterline finished with a burgundy coloured antifoul and above the water a glossy Snow White. New speed paddle and depth sounder installed.     Fairing topsides New frame Finished…