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[Person supplying information]
Born to be Willd
|This was the second Steppenwolf hull to be built but it was modified with Genii internals and rig.|
Born to be Wild was a top ten song by the group Steppenwolf. It was also on the sound track of the film 'Easy Rider'
Also - wolves are wild, and according to some, Miles was a bit eccentric, not one for following the crowd.
|This is the same theme as Tony's previous boat - 3751. A family boat - but with conditions such as it would be available for Tony to sail at Salcombe week.|
|Quicksiver is a character in the X-Men series of films. He has superhuman ability to move at great speeds.|
Blue my mind
|A play on words for a blue boat - Blew my mind.|
Nick's other sporting passion - skiing.
At Parkstone (home club) - having a reputation for taking a flyer.
|Colin was very committed to his dogs and often used their alter-ego as a synonym when posting on the website forum.|
Seas the day
|Derived from the Latin 'carpe diem' (seize the day). An expression accredited to the ancient Roman poet Horace and used to express the idea that one should enjoy life while one can.
The saying is repeated in the Lindisfarne Gospels.
The graphics on the boats are in the same script as that used in the Gospels. The decoration at the bow also follows the same theme.
|The inspiration for buying the boat came from Nick Heginbototham - nickname : Boris. The colour of the graphics was influenced by Boris's hair.|
Julian's previous boat was Smoked Salmon (3518) and he wished to continue the theme as well as creating a talking point.
The ichthys, (from the Greek=Fish) is a symbol consisting of two intersecting arcs, the ends of the right side extending beyond the meeting point so as to resemble the profile of a fish.
The graphics on the side include the symbol. The name on the transom is for those of us who do not read greek.
|Following a theme from the previous boat (3756)|
A couple of strands to this name. Fata Morgana is equally known as Morgan le Frey (see 2121). She was a Arthurian sorceress.
Fata Morgana is also the name given to an optical phenomenon which occurs when rays of light are bent when they pass through air layers of different temperatures in a steep temperature inversion. At sea the effect is that boats appear to sail/float above the water.
Mark's profession - atmospheric physicist
|Following a theme from previous boat (3715)|
|RIchard's nick-name at school.|
|Following a theme from previous boat (3743)|
|Following a theme from Simon's previous boat - 3777|
Close cover : Puller : Black Swan :
|Close cover - |
A 'default' name given to the boat by Graham Cranford Smith who wanted to ensure that every boat entered for Salcombe Week 2019 had a name displayed on the results sheet.
A play with words associated with Chris's business - Creation Covers.Pull'er -
Later this was written on the transom as a reminder to the crew following and unfortunate incident.Black Swan -
Eventually, the boat was given the 'official' name. It is a white boat with a black bottom. So sometimes you see white and occasionally it is black. Chris shares the boat with Caroline (Croft) who has a deep interest in ballet. In the ballet Swan Lake there are roles of White Swan and Black Swan which are usually danced by the same ballerina. Therefore sometimes seeing the principal in white and sometimes black.
|The name came from an amalgamation of Rocket and Albatross. Rocket is in dedication to Dick Wyche & Rod Wilson who put up with John when, as a boy, he spend his holidays hanging arround & trying to help in their boatyard. (DIck was the designer of the Rocket). Albatross came from the name of the business run by John. (Albatross Marine)|
|Continuation of a theme - see 3760 - Nermal was a cat that visited Garfiled's home.|
Ben Jones & Helen Hilditch
|This was their second wedgwood blue merlin. Their previous boat was Bluebird (3863) and therefore this follows the theme.|
[Ben Jones & Helen Hilditch]
|'It makes you feel good when sailing the boat'|
Jon had previously had an Int 14 with this name and it achieved a very good record. Discovering that the name had not previously been used on a merlin it became an easy choice.
Maumahara - a Maori word for remembering - in the sense of those who had gone before and in particular Rob's son Charlie.
The fish hook symbol accompanying the name signifies good luck when travelling over water.
|Steve's wife was been assessed for the fitting of a pacemaker - so Steve thought he would have one to keep him going.|
|It's blue - It's quick - Just like Sonic (the hedgehog).|
|New boat - new crew - new theme. Several of the past boats have been named with a reflection on football. - (see 3608, 3657, 3700 & 3772)|
|In Latin and Ancient Greek, aura means wind, breeze or breath. It was used in Middle English to mean "gentle breeze". |
In Norse mythology, "Skadi". is a Viking goddess who hunts in the mountains on her skis. She married the sea god Njord.
Caroline enjoys skiing as well as sailing.