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

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.

Admin notice

February 23, 2014 by

Our hosting account is being moved to a new, faster server on Thursday 6th March. There may be a few hours of downtime caused by DNS propagation, and how fast propagation takes place depends on your ISP and which DNS resolvers you or your ISP are using. Any propagation issues will resolve on their own, usually within a few hours and often less.

Just in case anyone is interested, our host is a US company called A Small Orange – they provide us with an excellent service at a very reasonable cost, which in turn enables us to continue running The Corribee Website on the donations we receive.  You can guess where this is going now – please don’t ignore the ‘Donate’ button if you find the site useful! Just as important though – if you have ideas for an article, some photos of work you have done on your boat, or an interesting voyage you’ve made please consider submitting for others to enjoy. Many thanks. (Admin.)

Junk Rig

February 23, 2014 by

The Junk Rig Corribee and the Coromandel have always been a popular variant of the class, especially with blue water sailors – Roger Taylor’s Mingming being one of the better known examples of course. There is a wealth of excellent information about the rig on the website of the Junk Rig Association http://www.junkrigassociation.org, and a Youtube presentation made by one of their members, David Tyler – the link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jM0LnEEXV8.

We often have Junk rig Corribees and Coromandels featured on the For Sale and Wanted page, such as this excellent 1980 example, Trivial Pursuit,  recently sold after being advertised here:

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