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Agba Varnished

Excellent Condition

Fairey Marine

Build date
August 1951

Excellent Condition

Hull Number

Deck Colour
Robbins Elite varnished Mark lll

Hull Colour
Robbins Elite varnished Mark lll

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Additional Build Notes

Current Owner
Garry Rucklidge

Known Owners
1st owner - RH Bohlins.

c 1965 - Ken Kershaw, Rickmansworth SC (now of RYA Technical Department), see F3160

c1978 - Mark Hazelden, Rickmansworth SC, see F3160

c1981 - John Elwood, Rugby SC.

c1983 - Andrew Thornhill, Tamesis Club

2007 - Garry Rucklidge, Forfar SC

*** Illustrated NFA Bulletin spring 2018 edition ***

Garry Rucklidge reports: "Built in 1951 (same age as current owner). Have some newspaper cuttings with photos of her sailing in a 1972 championship at Felixstowe Ferry, helmed by Ken Kershaw, thanks to Peter Lanham, NFA Boat Register, for that.

Converted to a Mark lll, I think for Andrew Thornhill and was tidied up by Rupert Whelan some years back.

Bought by me off ebay and restored in 2007/8 back from a blue colour to agba finish. Redecked as decks were pretty well shot. Large hole in the hull repaired (isn't veneer lovely to work with!) and launched in 2008 season at Forfar Sailing Club where I race her singlehanded when I haven't a crew for my two vintage ribbed Merlins. Great fun!!"

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