Winsome News

2020 almost done

December 24, 2020

21 December 2020 2020 is coming to an end. While trying to stay out of all the cliche’s, let me just share some thoughts with you. The sailing world is trying to manage it’s way through the COVID-19 pandemic. Personally I did a few J/70 training sessions at times when the regulations allowed and I […]

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Thinking of 2019, skipping 2020 and hoping for 2021

August 30, 2020

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First glimpse of hope for 2021

July 24, 2020

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2020 => 2021

July 12, 2020

Dear Crew and dear followers, Sadly we’ve had to decided to keep WINSOME mothballed for the rest of the season. At this stage, there is too much uncertainty about the rest of the 2020 season. It is highly unlikely that there will be any serious racing this year. Without FlyBe or a successor and the […]

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June 12, 2020

With Cowes Week 2020 officially cancelled and the 2020 RORC-season for sure not starting before the Channel Race, all hopes for a rewarding 2020 WINSOME sailing season have faded. We are keeping the Old Lady ‘mothballed’ until September, and probably until Spring 2021. Tim Hare with his staff form Berthon and the great guys from […]

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Next cancellations

April 24, 2020

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Cancellation after cancellation. Next to come soon

April 22, 2020

You all know as much as I do about the results of the devastating coronavirus. Winsome remains in Berthon’s paint-shed whilst her berth at East Cowes Marina remains empty. Luna remains in her shed in Yarmouth. I remain at some 80 Nm from Cowes: with Sophie at her very nice country house/farm in Normandy. There […]

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March 25, 2020

Berthon’s Boat Yard will be closed due to the COVID-19 measures taken by the British government. At present WINSOME is in Berthon’s painting facilities and will stay there for now. We cancelled all WINSOME sailing until 1 June 2020, in line with Dutch regulations. Regards, Boj

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2020 Shaping up

January 26, 2020

Hi, Both WINSOME and the sailing programma are shaping up. Have a look at the new pictures and the sailing programme and please let me know your intentions for 2020 in case you haven’t done so. Cheers, Boj

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2020 coming up!

December 18, 2019

Dear All,Once again, WINSOME is at the Race Boat Spa in Lymington. Although she will look as pretty as alway by the beginning of the season, here is an insight of what happens under the skin. Nose Job: Smooth bottom: Serious talks; The Crown Jewels: Over the winter some bigger and smaller changes will be made […]

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