Pathe footage of Merlin no.8 - "grab your slacks and a jumper to get that zest in life" from 1946
Not sure if this has been seen before but it has fabulous footage and commentary!
8 and another early boat were up for sale a while ago but they're not in the yearbook. Does anyone know if they sold and where they went?
Don't know, thay'd been up for years and i couldn't contact the vendor.
that is so cool, I need a peaked cap...
Believe I might know the whereabouts of "Delight" No 8. Will check out with the owner for an update. NB
Robbie Sampson has "Delight" (and also 161). He asked me to put her on the "For sale" some time ago but I don't think he got a buyer.
Fabulous! I'm off to buy some furniture polish, for that extra turn of speed!
Perhaps that launch we see near the end is an early version of the race followers at salcombe?
I crewed an early Merlin like No. 8 'Delight' at the 1952 Championships in Poole Harbour. She was no. 28 'Gail' that was built in 1946 and still had her original heavy mast cut down to 22ft 6in. She was helmed by Brian Appleton who won 'Cadet Week' that year!
Robbie indeed owns No 8 'Delight' and she is for sale. Always stored inside as far as I know. Contact details in the year book NB
not listed in the yearbook I'm afraid; can anyone put me in touch please?
"UP TO FOURTEEN KNOTS" ?!? Enough to blow your hat off!