Yarmouth23 Owners Association

Bill Boyall Trophy

Greetings to all the members of the Yarmouth23 Owners Association!

My temporary escape from the deluge in Spain to attend the Yarmouth23 Owners Association meeting at Gins Farm (on the Beaulieu River) was a real treat, and the ‘icing on the cake’ was being awarded the Bill Boyall trophy. Eileen of Avoca; being Bill Boyall’s old boat, made it rather fitting, as it’s really the boat that’s done all the hard work. I just sit there and enjoy the view.

For those interested in the history of the trophy, visit the Yarmouth23 Owners Association site at:


To have such an active group of sailing enthusiasts to compare notes with is a true asset and had I not been ‘dragged out’…., I mean…., ‘gently reminded’….., about my schedule, I would have happily stayed to chat ad infinitum.

Looking forward to seeing you all again at the Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival in June!

Eva, sister, and sundry have been busy reserving their place on Eileen so it should be a fun, if somewhat cozy festival, to say the least.

Now I just have to travel the 1700+ miles (coastal hopping against the prevailing winds) to get there on time!