Boat Names (395)

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Latest additions to the list

20.04.23  -   3782 amended : 3809 & 3820 added
24.04.23  -   1572 added
10.07.23  -   3700 amended
26.09.23  -   3792 added
29.10.23  -   578 : 1313 added
01.11.23  -   3506 picture added  :  3816 & 3817 added
16.12.23  -   3641: 3694 : 3734 : 3770 : 3795 added
15.01.24  -   2933 & 3093 added

Hull #:
Boat Name:
#Boat NameOriginal Owners(s) / CrewEtymology
[Person supplying information]
Peer Pressure
Chris Gould
Originally Chris did not name the boat but then he had a lot of people telling him that he had to and were suggesting different names for it! He eventually got bored of this and gave in to the "peer pressure"
[Chris Gould]
The Angels' Share
Dave Lee
This is a tribute to alcohol production and is the percentage lost to evaporation when wine or spirits are aged in an oak barrel. It was also a gentle tease for Dave's wife Kate, who helped pay for the boat - Dave told her Dave Winder had put the apostrophe in the wrong place!

[Dave Lee]
The Force Awakens
David Winder
This follows on the Star Wars theme from previous boats (3611 - 3662 - 3735). David felt that the class was ready for a radical change in hull design. The underwater shape was much the same as the standard Winder boat of the time but above the waterline the maximum width was extended to the transom to give more righting forces.
[David Winder]
Caribbee Joe

Re-named:- Garry
Re-named by:- Ed Chapman
Ed thought that the original name 'did not suit the times'.
Ed had a van he called Larry. He also had a RIB named Barry. Garry just seemed to fit the 'arry' theme
[Ed Chapman]
Born to be Willd
Miles James
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.

[Miles James]
Strung Along
Tony Johnson
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.
[Tony Johnson]
Chris Martin
Quicksiver is a character in the X-Men series of films. He has superhuman ability to move at great speeds.
[Chris Martin]
Blue my mind
Christian Birrell
A play on words for a blue boat - Blew my mind.
[Christian Birrell]
Off Piste
Nick Scroggie
Nick's other sporting passion - skiing.
At Parkstone (home club) - having a reputation for taking a flyer.

[Nick Scroggie]
Colin Brockbank
Colin was very committed to his dogs and often used their alter-ego as a synonym when posting on the website forum.
[Colin Brockbank]
Seas the day
Alistair McDonald
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.
[Alistair McDonald]
Mike Budd
The inspiration for buying the boat came from Nick Heginbototham - nickname : Boris. The colour of the graphics was influenced by Boris's hair.
[Mike Budd]
Julian Harms
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.

[Julian Harms]
Alex Jackson
A late night decision made at Chris Downham's stag night.
[Alex Jackson]
William Warren
Following a theme from the previous boat (3756)
[William Warren]
Fata Morgana
Mark Elkington
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

[Mark Elkington]
Simply Scrumptious
Paul Rayson
Following a theme from previous boat (3715)
[Paul Rayson]
Richard Bramley
RIchard's nick-name at school.
[Richard Bramley]
Matt Biggs
Following a theme from previous boat  (3743)
[Matt Biggs]
Simon Potts
Following a theme from Simon's previous boat - 3777
[Simon Potts]
Close cover :         Puller :                    Black Swan  :
Chris Gould
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.

[Chris Gould]
John Flides
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)
[John Fildes]
Mark Reddington
Continuation of a theme  -  see  3760 -  Nermal was a cat that visited Garfiled's home.
[Mark Reddington]
Blue Tit
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]
Jon Turner
'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.
[Jon Turner]
Rob Allen
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.

[Rob Allen]
Steve Harling
Steve's wife was been assessed for the fitting of a pacemaker - so Steve thought he would have one to keep him going.
[Steve Harling]
James Goss
It's blue - It's quick - Just like Sonic (the hedgehog).
[James Goss]
Wild Horses
Phil Emery
New boat - new crew - new theme. Several of the past boats have been named with a reflection on football. - (see 3608, 3657, 3700 & 3772)
[Phil Emery]
Geoff Kimber
In Latin and Ancient Greek, aura means wind, breeze or breath. It was used in Middle English to mean "gentle breeze".
[Geoff Kimber]
Caroline Croft
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.

[Caroline Croft]
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