Jun 15 2014

S49 Seamouse

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It’s great to get news of Sandhoppers in the North East. Lucy McGregor, owner of Seamouse, has supplied some beautiful photos and writes

At the Farne Islands we moored up next to yachts from Germany and Holland and looked very small by comparison! It was blowing like fun and they were sheltering for a few hours before setting off again Southward.
The other picture is of me and 3 lasses racing Seamouse in one of the Beadnell club races with Dunstanburgh Castle in the background. It is very pretty up here but don’t tell anyone. Seamouse is used mainly for local cruising and we race a bit too.

S49 Like a yacht, only smaller

S49 Like a yacht, only smaller

Racing at Beadnell

Racing at Beadnell

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Jun 15 2014


Published by under Sandhoppers For Sale

The Original Sandhopper.
This boat was the first ever Sandhopper built and formed the plug for future boats. Steve has stripped it back and added some new fittings. It has a nearly new set of Hyde sails (1/4 season used.)
£2,500 ono. Can be viewed in Colchester.
For more information or to arrange viewing contact

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Jun 15 2014

Sandhopper Nationals 2014

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The Sandhopper Nationals will be held at Thorpe Bay Yacht Club on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June. NOR, SIs and entry form are attached.

Don’t forget, to compete in the National Championship the helm must be at least an associate member of the SCBA. If you have not joined this year, please contact Janet Willsmer 07969 598309.


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Jul 03 2013


Published by under Sandhoppers For Sale

£ Any offer considered

Sandfly Sail No. 45, built in the late 70s, which has been 25 years with the present owners, is for sale. The boat has a measurement certificate, a full set of measured sails and includes:

Self launching spinnaker pole
Milanes wooden rudder
Anchor and paddle
Yahama 3.5 hp outboard motor with long shaft
New cockpit floor
Winter cover
New mooring chain
Mooring and Storage fees paid for2013

Telephone: John Richards
Home: 01702 587212
Mobile: 07908 975730

Sandhopper 45

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Jun 11 2013

Nore Race Sunday 30th June 2013

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The Nore Race is on Sunday 30th June.  An opportunity for longer distance racing.  The Committee boat will be anchored by the Mulberry for you to return to after the race. Don’t forget to send your gear out beforehand.  It will be kept safe and cool.  For race information and entry form go to http://www.benfleetyachtclub.org/files/NoreRace/Nore_Race_2013_files/2013_Nore_Programme_w1.pdf

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Mar 23 2013

Lift in Day 2013

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Mar 19 2013

Start of the Season 2013

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Lift in is upon us this Saturday and the boat park has been busy with lots of sanding and polishing of bottoms along with many men helping each other with erecting that shiney stiff section that holds those flappy things and gives us much satisfaction.

The Boss has delegated the various jobs for the mass movement from dry to wet whilst the rest of us can watch from afar with a cool one in hand waiting for our moment to shackle our beloved to the root, making sure that the chain holds fast for the incoming ride twice a day ensuring that when we arrive for our weekend pleasure all is intact and ready to go.

Sundancer has a different approach to windward this year if you look at the windex.

Aeolus has applied one part of his two part antifoul,someone should of told him to mix it in the tin first!!

Sand Stars bottom is not ready so she will miss a few races, come on Will we need the cannon fodder to make the results look good.

Squiffy has disappeared and a search party is out looking for her, if you know her whereabouts call crime stoppers.

The Boat park looks like camp bling with the various tents covering the boats who are having epoxy applied in the sub zero temperatures.

Racing starts this Sunday so lets make sure we have our shorts and T shirts ready for the lovely weather that has been booked.


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Mar 16 2013

Neck Ache

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William, (sand star) im thinking of getting you to contribute for the physio im having from looking behind me at you all season !!!

looking forward to the battles. xx

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Mar 14 2013

New Site

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Hi All,

Just found  the new site. Well done Martyn, you’ve obviously got way too much time on your hands but the site looks great. Lots of space for Barry to say how far ahead of the fleet he is going to be this year – LOL. We are going to tie a bucket to Spratty’s keel this season to slow him down a little. Also, Pete, remember you’ve got an old slow boat -you are not supposed to beat the newer “faster” boats!!

Looking forward to the new season and hopefully the weather will warm up enough to allow me to antifoul the hull before launch.

Best wishes to all,


Sand Star 159




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Mar 13 2013

Sandhopper 32 Pearl

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In the water and ready to sail for the 2013 season. A well looked-after boat, new floor last year and topsides professionally painted white. Self-launching pole, winter cover.

£3,500 or near offer.

Paul 44(0) 7739 242956

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