Heaven Can Wait – FF3428

I’m wondering if anyone out there has any information or pictures of 3428 Heaven Can Wait which I have recently rescued form deepest darkest Wales?

I know she is a an Ovington IX Smoothie with carbon and decked by Arnott Dobson and was originally owned By Ron Donaldson who coincidently was the first owner of my 3130 Anemone.

Anyway she was just on the point of saving before she was beyond economic repair but thankfully the start of the restoration shows she’s pretty good underneath all that blown varnish. All I know is she last sailed in 2006 at Chew Valley





Jordan Aspin

Twin Spiro Fly Aways…..!

We have a team at our club experimenting with twin Spiro poles.  At the Show, Bill Chard had a very thoughtful set up which was attracting lots of attention.

This photo shows the guts of it, and the photo below shows you the very neat detailing at the mast gate controls.

At the back of the boom, of course, there’s a lot of elastic to fit in.



Great Day at The RYA Dinghy Show….!!

It was a great day up at the Dinghy Show today.  First time I can say I’ve ever noticed those trees in blossom!

The show on Saturday seemed really well attended and the Flying Fifteen stand was actually VERY busy – a great sign.

So good to meet old friends.  The FF on the stand was our latest addition to the Fleet – 4069… beautifully fitted out by Bill Chard.  Very very thoughtful piece of work that is.

I’ve a whole load of photos to publish shortly of the things on Bill’s boat that caught my eye.

More later.

Great view of the Shard from up there!