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F888

Name: Desperado

Builder: Fairey Marine

Build date: April 1951

Additional Build Notes: Kit

Hull Number: 889

Deck Colour: Varnished Mark IV

Hull Colour: Varnished Mark IV

Usage: White

Condition: Very Good Condition

Location: Very Good Condition

Current Owner: Andy Cornah

Known Owners: Dave Chisholm reports: "Original name "Snow White" collected by Wolverstone Hall School with F887 from Hamble, 12 April, where she stayed for just about ever. c1980 perhaps renamed "Sabrina". Found in a field in 2001 and restored to Mark IV layout by Dave Chisholm in time for Hamble Champs 2002 as the first Mk IV after the prototype (Forewood Thinking F3023) to be competed - although 11 pounds over weight! Subsequently refined and rebuilt in 2004 again to get her a bit closer to minimum weight, "Desperado" has also had nearly 500 hours of hull fairing in the last 5 years..." April 1951 - Wolverstone Hall School, Ipswich, with F887 named "White Witch" later, "Sabrina" January 2002 - Dave Chisholm, Hamble River SC, named "Desperado", see F550 and F2498. 2016 - Andy Cornah West Kirby SC and Bough Beech SC

History: Dave Chisholm reports "Previous to 2002, never sailed a championship. Several open meeting top 3's including Waldringfield Easter Egg, Restronguet and Royal Harwich. Several Championship race top 10 results. Best position overall, 8th Felixstowe Ferry 2005 and 8th at Hamble 2009". 2018 - Abersoch, 40 entries; Andy Cornah & Kate Devereux, West Kirby SC, Sir Richard Fairey Trophy, 3rd. Sir Ralph Gore Trophy, 3rd

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