Buying at the end of the season

September 13, 2017 by

The perfect end-of-season purchase, and a real bargain – a late mkII with bilge keels (so suitable for a drying mooring), and with an excellent set of sails. It requires a small amount of interior finishing work, but the major task of stripping, priming and antifouling has been done. Check the For Sale page to see the full advert, or contact the seller by email –  oceangoin@hotmail.co.uk

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Betsy’s transatlantic return voyage

July 30, 2017 by

Guy has updated his blog with details of his return voyage, and all 32 of his videos are on Youtube:
Return of the Corribee Betsy (part 1)

A reminder – Betsy is up for sale, details here. (Editors note – Betsy has been sold, Aug 2017)

 

Betsy

May 16, 2017 by

An update from Guy Waites, who you may remember completed a transatlantic crossing last year in Betsy:

Hello from Newport Rhode Island,
Betsy and I are preparing to make our return home. The weather here is pretty awful but is forecast to improve from Monday onwards. Planning to set sail on Tuesday, the forecast looks good for the whole week. I will be using the same Delorme tracking device for the return.

All the best,

Guy and Betsy

Guy’s blog is at http://worldwidewaites.blogspot.co.uk , although it looks as though he hasn’t had a chance to update it recently. However, you can follow his progress by taking a look at the tracking chart here https://share.delorme.com/GuyWaites

Update 7th July 2017 – Guy made it to Plymouth on the 28th June, and is currently sailing along the South coast (at Eastbourne on the 7th July). On the 4th July he wrote:

“Betsy and I are sailing two handed with OSTAR veteran Kass Schmitt from ZEST as we sail to Eastbourne to meet a past sailing companion Paul Wells!”

Update 17th July 2017 – back at Scarborough!

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A further update, 22 July 2017 – Betsy is looking for a new owner. Editors note – Betsy found a new owner, August 2017). Anyone who has read Guy’s blog will already know the extent of the refit that Betsy underwent in preparation for the return Transatlantic trip. Guy’s eastward trip is covered by a comprehensive series of videos on his Youtube channel – well worth a look. And for anyone contemplating some offshore sailing head to this page.

It’s cheaper to share..

February 27, 2017 by

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Pictured above is Wagtail, newly refurbished and lying at Hythe Sailing Club, Southampton. For anyone wishing to sail a Corribee, a boat share is an established and sensible form of syndicate ownership. Hythe is on Southampton Water, and offers sheltered sailing and easy access to a large number of creeks and harbours in the Solent and nearby Poole, Weymouth etc. Check the For Sale page for more details.

Update

November 8, 2016 by

If you’re looking for a Corribee with a proven track record, there are currently two excellent examples on the For Sale and Wanted page. Elektra completed the solo circumnavigation of the UK with Katie Miller at the helm in 2006, and has recently had a refit. British Heart crossed the Atlantic in 1978, also a solo voyage skippered by James Hatfield.

On the topic of Atlantic crossings, Guy Waites’ blog is one to catch up on – he completed his Atlantic crossing in Betsy in late August 2016. His blog is a fascinating read, and the page also has some YouTube video links.

2016 Jester Azores Challenge

May 7, 2016 by

This years Jester Challenge start off western end of Plymouth Breakwater at 1200 noon BST (TBC) on Sunday 15th May 2016. The event is somewhat unique, in that it is not a race, there are very few rules and the entrants participate purely for their own satisfaction. Starting from Plymouth, the course finishes in the Azores at Praia de Vitoria, Terceira.

Two of those heading to the Azores this year are Steve Hickey in Newlyn Maid, a junk-rigged Coromandel, and Guy Waites in Betsy, a Corribee. Although not an official entrant this year, he aims to start a couple of weeks later than the others. He has documented the preparations on his blog, http://worldwidewaites.blogspot.co.uk – there is a wealth of useful information on modifying, restoring and strengthening the hull of the Corribee.

For the latest information about this years challenge, as well as all the history and background visit the Jester website.

Destiny

April 14, 2016 by

Just added to our For Sale page is Destiny – absolutely ready to sail away and in excellent condition. Obviously Destiny has been well-maintained, with some desirable extras such as Furlex furling gear and a nice Honda outboard engine, along with a comprehensive electronics inventory. For more photos and a complete description click here.

Update May 2016 – Destiny sold within a few days of this advert appearing.

Happy (8th) Birthday to us

March 3, 2015 by

The Corribee Website went live eight years ago on March the 7th. A big thank you to all those who have helped with administration, contributing editorial material, sending donations and. of course, to our readership who make it all worth while.

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More cheap sailing….

March 2, 2015 by

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I think this is the first advert we have posted for a share in a Corribee. An ideal way to get into sailing, Wagtail is clearly a well maintained Corribee, ready to sail and with a mooring and sailing club facilities already sorted for you. For more details head over to the For Sale page.

Cheap sailing…

November 18, 2014 by

Most of the Corribees and Coromandels we advertise seem to be around the £2 – £4000 mark – obviously there are some exceptions though, and the other day we were asked to place an advert for what must be the cheapest Corribee ever. mk1_DPryceJones1_201411

As you can see, it needs a bit of work – maybe an understatement, but at only £99 this has to be a bargain for someone prepared for some work. A big advantage is that it has the stern tube and P bracket fitted, so an inboard engine could be fitted (it may have been originally fitted with a BMW D7 engine). Judging by the framework shown in the photo it has probably been stored under a cover. More details here.