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Hi all
The first thing I heard about sailing on the Norfolk Broads was the justifiable pride in traditional sailing boats and in particular the one design classes. Everyone seemed to speak in great admiration of the “Brown” and “White” boats. At that time 1975 I had just moved to Bridlington and had just been introduced to their “Yorkshire One Design” class. I became an enthusiastic one-design sailor and for thirty years spent almost every summer weekend racing round the cans. Then the winter weekends as every wooden boat owner knows would be spent rubbing down and preparing the boat for the next season.
In 1995 when I first contemplated retirement I decided to buy a boat for relaxation. The Broads seemed to be ideal and  “Northener” which had connections with the YOD class was for sale at Wayford. Buying her gave me a chance to have a better look at your traditional sailing boats.  I must say was very impressed. However I was still fully involved as class secretary of the YOD’s making preparations for the class centenary. We are very proud of our status as the oldest one design keelboat still sailing in the UK. We still have 6 of the 8 boats that were first sailed in Bridlington in 1898.
The Photo of YOD “Patience” shows why I have gradually forgone the fun of racing at sea and looked more towards the more relaxing activities on the Broads.
Denis, a fellow YOD sailor and I had been participating in the Blake’s Barton Regatta for hire boats first in “Trade Wind” and later in “Fair Lady” and we found “Ivory Gull” the Truman Calypso for sale and decided to buy her in partnership. We thought that we might have bit of competition in the “River Cruiser Class”. Unfortunately it appears that class rules do not enable us to call ourselves a “River Cruiser” so we have confined ourselves to cruising. I must say that the competitive element occasionally kicks in and we have had Chris Jeckles make us a new set of sails and have even set a spinnaker, but we are probably now resigned to watching. The 3RR has been an attraction but we have not found a slick way of getting the mast down and don’t even own a Quant pole.



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Denis & Dave


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Hi D&D,
I too owned one of the Truman Calypso’s. In my opinion a very clever design. Took a bit of time to master the whipstaff steering, and I never was able to reverse into a mooring particularly well.
To get the mast up and down a bit quicker, I altered the winch handle which passed through the deck to a straight bar which fitted into the end of a cordless drill. Because the winch is of the worm type it was easy to control the speed at which the mast went up or down.
Its the 50th 3rrs race this year, it would be good to see Ivory Gull taking part!
cheers
Mat

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Mat,
That sounds like a great idea. Our winch is driven through the deck and you bark your knuckles on the
A frame. It must be a pretty large drill to do the lifting though.
Did you ever do the 3RR in a calypso?
I will need to find a quant pole if we are to try but 50th run sounds interesting must talk to Denis.
I agree reversing is not recommended.
David

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Hi Dave,
never did the 3rrs in Calypso, although took her through Potter a number of times with no trouble. She'd be a very comfortable boat to do the event in.
I had the same feelings about you, must need a pretty powerful drill to get the mast up and down, but was assured that (believe it or not) a 12v Black and Decker would be more than adequate, and it proved fine.
A heavy duty snap shackle was attached to the forestay so once the mast was down, it could be quickly released and the 'A' frame laid flat on the deck.
A friend I have in Neatishead makes good quality quant poles which I can pm details if you wish.
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Mat
PS my boat is now in the space yours occupied at Wayford last year.

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Mat
PM sent.
Thanks for the info. 3RR a pssibilty this year.



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Denis & Dave


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