Topic : Sail # 1981 'Good-bye dolly' 'Godiva'

Hi, new to the club and forum, does anyone have any information on this sail number -I understand it sold recently on e-Bay (October 2005)

Believe from previous threads built in 1967 by R.E. Hoare, Proctor design IXB

Any information would be a great start

Posted: 03/07/2006 12:37:56
By: newbie
Probably built for Wembley Sailor Lionel Mendoza in 1966 - should have a house brick in a wooden case under the fordeck somewhere!

Posted: 03/07/2006 12:42:22
By: Harp Player
According to the 1967 year book the first owner was the builder Bob Hoare.
In the 68 book the owner is shown as The Secretary, Tower House SC, Tower House, St Lawrence College, Ramsgate and the name was changed by 69 to 'Lady Godiva'.
In 1973 she was owned by D.S.Burton at Hickling Broad SC who moved her to Gt Yarmouth and Gorleston YC in 76.
From there the year books show not where she went.

Posted: 03/07/2006 13:53:09
By: Tony Lane
Thank you , thats a great start.  The house brick in a wooden case sounds intriguing!

Posted: 03/07/2006 13:53:59
By: newbie
Was one mere brick worth going to all that trouble over?

Posted: 03/07/2006 17:29:01
By: Mags
I doubt she had a brick in her in 1967 when Bob won the Redcliffe Cup at Parkstone.
L. Mendoza's boat at that time was 2052 Another Dolly in which he finished 8th in the 68 championships at Falmouth.

Posted: 03/07/2006 21:32:47
By: Tony Lane
Is it likely that a specification would exist somewhere detailing how she was first built? (or a publication with more detailed design information on the  models built by R.E. Hoare) Perhaps a visit to Shustoke would help to see other vintage boats would be a start.
Are there any boat builders in the midlands who might offer advice on materials and construction?

Posted: 04/07/2006 08:29:26
By: newbie


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