Salcombe boats racing there since new

25/02/2012 11:16:58
Dave
There was a thread I've lost discussing boats, since new, that have attended Salcombe without missing a year. I'd like to put up Paranoia as a possibility. Built in 1982 by Laurie (but might have been too late to attend that year), bought by Tony Johnson in 1984 and then by me in 1987. She hasn't missed a Salcombe with me and I suspect neither with Tony between 84 - 87 so if Laurie could confirm he attended Salcombe when he owned her she could rack up to 30 years unbroken attendance.

Plus I think you can see her bow on the front of the latest Mag (it's the wooden one!!).

Any more takers?

25/02/2012 15:37:20
Jez3645
Dave, I can confirm that it is Paranoia that you can see on the front cover of the Magazine. We had been desperatly trying to hold you off through the bag and down to the line, which we managed in the end, but only just!!

26/02/2012 12:15:04
Dave
I've been trying to work out when this taken - I was clearly on port and you on starboard so I hope I behaved myself - for a change!

26/02/2012 12:15:46
Dave
I've been trying to work out when this taken - I was clearly on port and you on starboard so I hope I behaved myself - for a change!

27/02/2012 14:48:03
Tony
I can confirm that Paranoia was sailed every year i owned her at salcombe MR week -the only year since approx 1974 or 75 that i have not sailed in salcombe merlin week was the year our chairman was born !!

27/02/2012 17:40:49
Jez3645
How inconsiderate of her!

08/03/2012 20:44:24
Andrew M
Confirmed with Laurie he sailed Paranoia at Salcombe when he owned her, so unless anyone has another contender?

12/03/2012 13:32:18
Geoff Wright
Having idly started this thread a while back I think my original question is answered and it appears that Paranoia 3291 (launched 1982) is the oldest boat to have always attended Salcombe week (every year from new).  She is also coming up for the 30th anniversary of her first appearance.  Must be worth some sort of a prize?

12/03/2012 18:09:28
Dave
How nice she has set some sort of record.

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