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Title: N1 Gipsy being sold at the Classic Boat Auction
Post by: grazz on April 23, 2017, 08:05:35 PM
Peter Sparrow from Time and Tide Boats asked me to announce the following

N1 Gipsy will be for sale via auction at the  Time and Tide Boats Classic Boat Auction to be held at Beale Park in Berkshire on 2nd-3rd June.

Gipsy is the boat that started the class off in 1936 and is an Uffa Fox built boat. The boat is in very good condition and is complete with mast all rigging and sails. The estimated price for this original boat, and a chance to own a piece of history is expected to be between 2000 to 4000.

Interested bidders should register via our website at www.timeandtideboats.com (http://www.timeandtideboats.com) or can contact me on 07522695526. There are also other rare Uffa Fox, Holt and Proctor designs available.

Title: Re: N1 Gipsy being sold at the Classic Boat Auction
Post by: John Brooke on June 02, 2017, 07:01:26 PM
Does anybody know if Gipsy sold at the auction and if so for what price? (I have a long-ago association with her in that Alistair Dunnet and I borrowed her from Lionel Wilkinson and sailed her in the 1968 Burton Week)
Title: Re: N1 Gipsy being sold at the Classic Boat Auction
Post by: GC on June 03, 2017, 07:00:13 AM
The Auction is today, and I was going in an attempt to buy Gipsy but it has been withdrawn from sale.
The auctioneers hope it will be in the September auction.
Gerald
Title: Re: N1 Gipsy being sold at the Classic Boat Auction
Post by: John Brooke on June 03, 2017, 07:51:59 AM
Thanks for the update.
Title: Re: N1 Gipsy being sold at the Classic Boat Auction
Post by: Dave Croft on July 12, 2017, 01:13:57 PM
Check out the article in the Yachts and Yachting web site by David (Dougal) Henshaw.


http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/197092/Sailing-history-for-sale (http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/197092/Sailing-history-for-sale)[/color]


Looks like Gipsy is in the auction but so far no bids....


https://www.sweeney-kincaid.com/Sales/Live/LiveBid2.aspx?SaleID=3112&LotNumber=555&CatMode=1&PageNo=1&strBidStatus=A&DisplayModal=True&index=341&manual=1&auto=0

Title: Re: N1 Gipsy being sold at the Classic Boat Auction
Post by: antonygifford on July 12, 2017, 01:54:55 PM
So far it is a sorry tale and a bit of a shambles..!  Sadly the auction house are working for the administrator of the bankrupt charity and so have an obligation to do their best to maximise proceeds and not spend too much money trying to sort out the mess.

It seems that Gypsy is in Cardiff and her rig and bits are missing but probably in Eyemouth...  I gather from Facebook that our Chairman is on the case and so anybody even considering a bid should probably make contact with Gerald.

Antony
Title: Re: N1 Gipsy being sold at the Classic Boat Auction
Post by: John Brooke on July 13, 2017, 09:44:35 AM
The thought had crossed my mind of bidding for her for sentimental reasons, and with the feeling that she should be in a museum somewhere, though it seems like that is no guarantee of safety. If there are any plans to purchase her I'd be interested in discussing possible ways of securing Gypsy's future. (My email address is john.brooke@redbarn-suffolk.uk )
Title: Re: N1 Gipsy being sold at the Classic Boat Auction
Post by: GC on July 26, 2017, 12:07:52 AM
Just bid 250.00 which has met the reserve.
Gerald
Title: Re: N1 Gipsy being sold at the Classic Boat Auction
Post by: GC on July 26, 2017, 11:55:37 AM
NOW BID 300
GERALD
Title: Re: N1 Gipsy being sold at the Classic Boat Auction
Post by: GC on July 26, 2017, 01:57:36 PM
someone bid 500.00. I am not intending to bid further. 8 minutes to decide if anyone else wants to bid more


 
Title: Re: N1 Gipsy being sold at the Classic Boat Auction
Post by: johnk on July 26, 2017, 02:30:37 PM
Now at 900!
Title: Re: N1 Gipsy being sold at the Classic Boat Auction
Post by: johnk on July 26, 2017, 02:43:53 PM
Sold for 975
Title: Re: N1 Gipsy being sold at the Classic Boat Auction
Post by: Nick on July 26, 2017, 02:46:32 PM
Gypsy has been purchased jointly by Gerald and Kevin
Title: Re: N1 Gipsy being sold at the Classic Boat Auction
Post by: Neal on July 27, 2017, 03:46:32 AM
Bravo :-)
Title: Re: N1 Gipsy being sold at the Classic Boat Auction
Post by: GC on August 10, 2017, 09:47:57 PM
After a 13 hour day and 500 mile round trip Gipsy now in Suffolk.
Gerald
Title: Re: N1 Gipsy being sold at the Classic Boat Auction
Post by: angus on August 11, 2017, 09:35:23 AM
Well done Gerald. An average speed of 38.46 mph. You obviously didn't have any of the problems that bug me when I move boats about the place! Nearly lost my mini sprint yesterday and consequently have to make a new light board today!