Class Championships 2012

At the recent AGM in Lymington a proposal to hold a Contessa 26 National Championship in conjunction with the Contessa 32 class was approved.

The dates are 21 to 23 Sept at Lymington Town SC.

A small group lead by Mike Harrison and Mike Lindsey will be working with the CO32s and ensuring the 26s can join in their legendary pontoon parties and terrific social events, as well as first class racing of course!


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A New Book featuring the CO26

A Contessa 26 sailing book you may not have seen before, Sailing In Newfoundland and to the Azores by Neil Bose.
This is a book of days and moments spent sailing on the east coast of Newfoundland and over the Atlantic to the Azores.

Published in 2011 by Neil the book chronicles cruising in Newfoundland during 2003 to 2006 and then a passage to the Azores in 2006.

The Contessa 26 in the book was built by J.J. Taylor in Toronto in 1976. It was refitted for a voyage around the world in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Red Admiral makes UK landfall

Guy Waites and Red Admiral made landfall at a 1900 last night, Sunday 11th September, 2011.

 With  Gale force 8 predicted for the Western Channel Guy decided that Falmouth was a better option than pressing straight on to Cowes, especially after an exceptionally breezy few weeks at sea returning from his single handed trip to and from the USA this summer.


Jeremy Rogers wins PBO green award

Practical Boat Owner magazine announced the winners of the PBO 2011 Green Awards. The annual awards, recognise the marine businesses that are leading the way in reducing the environmental impact of leisure boating and making the industry more sustainable.

The winners of the 2011 PBO Green Awards included for  Boats and boatbuilders: Jeremy Rogers Ltd - Contessa 32 Calypso

The 2011 PBO Green Awards were presented at the PSP Southampton Boat Show. for more details go to the PBO website

New Gallery

Gallery for the 45th Anniversary Rally

We have started a new page of photos from the 45th Anniversary Rally

Please have a look and if you were there send us your photos too 

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