Newsletter 2015 call for copy

The Newsletter this year will be published a little later than normal  - probably in May or June so that details of the 50th Anniversary events can be circulated. However I need to start putting it together fairly soon so I would be grateful for your contributions.  After the good summer last year I am sure there are lots of accounts of cruising and racing waiting to be written or other matters such a modifications and confessionals!!

Graeme needs your help!

Graeme Walker fellow member of the CO26 Association is looking for an old dustbin lid style fore hatch for his Contessa 26, can you help him, do you have one in the darkest depths of your shed or garage?

If so Graeme needs to hear from you, contact details click the link to go to boats and bits for sale or wanted.

Fore Hatch found!

Fore hatch happy ending - on Monday Graeme collected the replacement Contessa 26
fore hatch from a nice chap Ed Hounsell, as Graeme said "it shows how helpful Contessa 26 owners are to one another". The hatch is now in place, albeit under a tarpaulin and held down with strategically placed ropes.

CO26 now eligable for Cowes Classic week

As the CO26 design date is 1965, the Contessa 26 is now eligible for Cowes Classics Week 20-24 July 2015, although as a class we have organised its half- centenary around the launch of the first production boat and will celebrate in 2016.

There is a great social programme around the racing and more details of Cowes Classic Week can be found here Cowes Classic Week