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General Boards => Boats => Topic started by: ntoa on October 28, 2007, 01:35:27 AM

Title: N3179 Gillespie
Post by: ntoa on October 28, 2007, 01:35:27 AM
The life of N3179 Gillespie.  Design: Crusader, modified, designed by: Phil Morrison in 1982

 

YW Silver National Points Trophy winning boat, Whitstable 1988, Tony Edwards & James Edwards
Title: Re: N3179 Gillespie
Post by: chopper on April 28, 2009, 04:44:18 PM
Gillespie has had a quick few coats of varnish on the sides here and there and will be headed for the sailing club tommorow.
will propably do a full revarnish in the winter but ready to sail now hopefully be at the the Burton if I can train my boy up in time
Title: Re: N3179 Gillespie
Post by: chopper on July 09, 2009, 12:00:17 AM
Been out racing tonight with my 8 year old boy wind was light sea was not too choppy and I would guess that on corrected time we would have won.
we were put in fast handicap and the only boat infront was a rs 400 we beat everything else over the water, so there is life in the ole boat yet
Title: Re: N3179 Gillespie
Post by: chopper on August 24, 2009, 11:53:08 AM
(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs152.snc1/5653_1106057772274_1251679516_30248211_8145860_s.jpg)
Title: Re: N3179 Gillespie
Post by: chopper on August 24, 2009, 11:56:33 AM
(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs132.snc1/5653_1106057652271_1251679516_30248208_3164468_n.jpg)
Title: Re: N3179 Gillespie
Post by: chopper on September 21, 2010, 07:32:20 PM
Sadly Gillespie has gone on to a new owner Keith also in Mersea my sailing has taken a slightly diferent direction for a while but I still hold a spark for 12s so wont be far away
Title: Re: N3179 Gillespie
Post by: Ollystevens on April 07, 2017, 09:28:48 AM
I've just bought Gillespie from Keith. She is in fantastic shape and it is my hope that she will be the backdrop of many great memories for my children.

She will be kept at Alton Water .
Title: Re: N3179 Gillespie
Post by: chopper on April 18, 2017, 07:32:05 AM
Well done she is an amazing boat , probably the only boat I regret selling, still very quick in the right conditions. I'm often over at Alton water looking forward to seeing her out.