RCODs in 2014 - Getting onto the Water...

»«Monday 26th May 2014

It's still early days in the season for delicate old ladies, so six boats on the river is a promising start. Not that they are the same six all the time - they dip in and out as they appear to forget things - some new shroud plates, or a new pintle and some sails would be nice, or perhaps more powder and paint or a cure for wet feet...

These six will soon be joined by Cormorant whilst Corinthia, Coram and Corsair are waiting in the wings for their debut for season 2014, possibly all of them before the end of June.

However, there is even better news. Barry Lewis, Class Captain, reports that Coral Nymph is with Boatworks near Dorchester and will be available next season for purchase or charter, whilst Coralie is in the last stages of restoration and will be ready for purchase or charter before long.

There are also secret plans for the remaining four boats, Corvette, Cordon Bleu, Cork and Cordial, bearing in mind that the Class celebrates its Eightieth Anniversary next year. What seemed like an impossible task, started by John Heathfield, the Class Pesident, all those years ago, now seems achievable. The Class will still need the support of its many friends and there is much still to do, but it may not be too many years before all sixteen Royal Corinthian One Designs line up for a class photo...

Wendy Eagling