Topic : Silver Tiller at Blithfield - 1974

I've just received a newspaper cutting about (what I beleive to be) the first Silver Tiller meeting at Blithfield in 1974.
Sail numbers clearly visible in the picture are:-
2082 ; 2303; 2417; 2561; 2601; 2611; 2667; 2824

Does anyone have a record to confirm this and put names to boat numbers?

Posted: 09/06/2009 11:06:26
By: pjm
What month is it? I might be able to find something in the Y&Y archives when I next visit the head office.

Posted: 09/06/2009 12:06:23
By: Mags
2824 Phil King in Paper Sun
2667 David Liddington in Phantasa....something or other - I recall it was painted blue on one side and yellow on the other

Posted: 09/06/2009 13:41:28
By: Peter Scott
Thanks for the responses

Mags - The newspaper cutting is Tuesday 19th March - so I assume Sunday 17th.

Peter - unfortunatly it only b&w. Were you there? - If so please let me have your email address and I will send a .pdf copy. It shows the crews at the briefing and you might be able to recognise some of the faces.

Posted: 09/06/2009 13:58:26
By: pjm
2082  Parri-Passu
2303 Kelly
2417 September Girl
2561 Perspective
2601 Manifestation
2611 Nightrider
2824 Paper Sun

Names of boats only - no records of owners of course.

Posted: 09/06/2009 14:07:31
By: Sleuth
Manifestation could have had John Houghton or Terry Stark at the helm?

Posted: 09/06/2009 14:53:15
By: Mike Liggett
According to the 1974 and 75 year books the owners were:
2082 Parri-Passu G.E.Blackhouse, Blithfield SC
2303 Kelly M.L. Dorner, Midland SC
2417 September Girl D.C. MacVicar, Blithfield SC
2561 Perseptive David Tricket, South Yorks SC
2601 Manifestation Terry Stark, Ranelagh SC
2611 Nightrider C.J. Cooper in 74 and G.W. Arnold, Grafham Water SC in 75
2667 Phantasmagoria David Liddington, Midland SC in74 and R.C. Saunders, Broxbourne SC in 75
2824 Paper Sun Phil King, Draycote Water SC in 74 and P. Robinson, same club in 75

Posted: 09/06/2009 17:08:44
By: Tony Lane
Tony  -  Thank you for delving in to your records.

Posted: 09/06/2009 19:42:59
By: pjm
Last saw Manifestation at Grafham Water a couple of years ago - looking very sorry for herself.  Terry recons it was one of the best Merlins he had!

Posted: 13/06/2009 14:23:14
By: Mike Liggett
I bought manifestation off eBay in an attempt to rebuild her, unfortunately what was required was well beyond my woodworking skills and when I costed it with Laurie for him to do it I bought a new boat instead. Great pity as it used to be a great boat.

Posted: 14/06/2009 22:32:47
By: Rob


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