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Blessed with beautiful ‘Indian Summer’ weather over the weekend, the last rally of the season took place at Cowes on 7 Oct.   Notwithstanding the sunshine, the Force 5 gusting Force 6 on the way across was a bit of a surprise!  Very early booking ensured that the fleet had pole position inside the South bay at Shepards, which was otherwise rammed with boats, some rafted 5 deep outside the marina in the Medina.  All other marinas in Cowes were turning away boats, sadly including a last minute Maxi participant.  Despite early planning our usual dinner locations (ISC or UKSA) were unavailable, but the adjacent Duke of York pub across the road turned out to be an excellent alternative, providing really good food and exceptional service.  We will be back!  Early departures to catch the tide going west on Sunday were achieved, despite the logjams in the harbour, but the wind had dropped away to nothing, so Mr Volvo was needed to get participants home.  Maxis taking part were:  Aloni, Ariam, Asante, Blue Lightning, Eye of Horus, Leda of Hamble, Lookin’ Foor Kloos and Huggy Bear.

Welcome to the entries for this year’s competition. As you will see we have received a variety of great photographs this year which is excellent as we hope to produce a 2024 calendar from these and some of the entries from previous years.

The winners of the competition this year will be decided by the votes of the members. Could you please look though the entries and vote for 1st 2nd and 3rd favourite as follows:

1st: Picture x

2nd: Picture y

3rd: Picture z.

One vote only per membership please sent to jtrimming@hotmail.com by 4th October.

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Bacchus and Iona

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Setting off across Biscay

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Are we having fun yet?

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Maxi rally Yarmouth

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River Stour 1

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River Stour 2

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Isobel 2

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Dolphins Holly Blue near Glenan Islands

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Sunny day over Fowey estuary

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Dawn – Pont Pill

Brilliant sunshine but no wind was the weather for the Lymington rally but everyone agreed it was preferable to wet and windy!

The rally was well attended with 13 boats participating; 8 alongside the Dan Bran pontoon, Lookin Foor Kloos alongside the Royal Lymington Yacht Club pontoon as host boat for the pontoon party, 3 other local boats (left on their moorings) and the Sams who arrived by car.

The pontoon party was attended by 28 crew in lovely evening sunshine before moving into the Royal Lymington Yacht Club.

As we had a private room, I twisted Andy and Sara Horwood’s arms to give a talk on their summer cruise to Northern Spain and back.  It was very well received with some excellent pictures and included accounts of two crossings of the Bay of Biscay and what to do when your propeller falls off in Spanish waters!  Many thanks to Sara and Andy for sharing their experiences.

Dinner followed with some excellent catering from the club.

On the Sunday, fine weather continued for the journeys home.

Boats participating were:

Lookin Foor KloosLeda of HambleAloni
MorfanBlue LightningMistral
CaribouOut of the BlueZuma Blue

Julian Trimming


10th /11th May – Yarmouth with dinner at ‘On the Rocks’

24th / 25th June – Universal Marina, Hamble with dinner at ‘Banana Wharf’ in the Marina

2nd / 3rd September – Lymington Dan Bran pontoon with dinner at Royal Lymington YC

7th / 8th October – Shepard’s Wharf, Cowes

West country

15th / 16th July – River Yealm Yacht Club

Rally details, joining instructions and host yacht information will be issued in due course.

As you will see, the rallies are currently ‘south-coast-centric’. If based away from the South Coast and happen to be passing at the time of a rally (with or without your Maxi) and would like to attend, please contact Steve Harridge on southcoastrally@maxiowners.net . Should a group away from the South Coast (for example, on the East Coast) decide to have a rally of their own, please just let Steve know. Assistance can be given!

Built 1990 and well maintained with many updates including a new engine 2018, further details below. Currently located in Porchester. 2020 survey available. For further information contact Richard Collier on 07747788040 or Richard.Collier41@gmail.com or see brokerage listing https://www.boatpoint.co.uk/boats/8515555

Life raft serviced 2022

New dan bouy 2022

Standing rigging 2018

Most running rigging replaced as required 2018-2022

Wind speed anemometer and wind direction 2021

Wheel leathered and turkshead 2021

Main sheet traveller 2022

Compass in Binnacle 2019

Raymarine Repeater chart plotter at helm & Raymarine chart plotter at navigation table

Sea talk network NEMA 2000 2019

Flux gate compass 2019

Cockpit tent 2019 and cockpit cushions x3

Spray hood, Sail cover, Snood and Wheel cover 2018

New engine 2018 C100 hours Volvo Penta D1-30 regularly serviced 

MDI replaced under warranty 2021

New internal cushions through out 2019

Fitted mattress 2019

Refrigerator unit 2018

AISb send & receive 2019

In line VHF splitter 2019

Navigation lights converted to LED 2021

Internal lights LED with IR control & multiple USB charging ports 2021

Sails new 2018 Main, Genoa, Blade and asymmetric in snuffer. 

Spinnaker new 2016

Hatches x3 replaced 2019/2020

New Heater exhaust and ventilation pipe insulation 2019

New anchor 2021

Heads and sanitary fittings replaced 2018

Shower tray and pump 2022

2x gel domestic batteries – split current relay charging system 2018

Charge indicator

Full suite of previous sails including spinnaker 

Cockpit table

Gas regulator 2022

Hull scrapped back to gel coat and re-epoxied before anti fouling 2021


She’s a 32 year old boat!!

There’s the inevitable gel coat damage from mooring and use, most professionally repaired, some less so – see survey 

Warps (renewed 2019) and fenders (2019) also showing evidence of wear but all serviceable 

Some crazing in side windows 

The keel tends to rust in places despite the numerous coats of epoxy

A couple of the Stanchion bases have cracked.

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