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Summer Barbeque

Summer Barbeque

Saturday, June 8th at Poole Place, Climping, West Sussex, BN17 5RD 50.793108 x 0.589980 Noon till late SMYC Boats will anchor off Poole Place, a beautiful Country House with private beach. Our host will pick members and guests up off the boats in his “Sea Legs Rib” which can drive up the beach. You do not even need to get…

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1910

1910

The  Duke of Westminster figured in an exciting accident in Cowes Roads at about three o’clock this afternoon and had a miraculous escape from drowning owing to the capsizing of his new fast hydroplane, in which he had gone out for a trial spin. This peculiar looking craft – which is forty feet long – was launched only yesterday from…

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One of our motor yachts: observations and reflections from Highland Beauty

One of our motor yachts: observations and reflections from Highland Beauty

Highland Beauty is owned by James Humphrys and is currently berthed at Birdham Pool , Chichester. Motor yacht, built in 1975 at Southampton, Build No: 752, Reg No: 365159 Rampart Flybridge, Flush Deck Length 48 ft (15m) Beam 12 ft (3.65m) Draught 4ft3ins (1.3m) Construction: Round bilged carvel, Iroko hull, Teak decks Flybridge and lower steering positions Engines: Twin Perkins…

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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

About me and my role for SMYC I live and work in Saudi Arabia at an international university near Jeddah. I am a keen diver and spend every minute that I can in or on the Red Sea. If you’re in Saudi Arabia and have any questions I’d be happy to help. My contact details are: ch.nelson@gmail.com 00966 544 700…

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1977

1977

The Ship’s bell from H.M.S. Sussex in Chichester Cathedral where it is currently on display. (From a private collection) The commissioning of H.M.S. Sussex By Tony Drury The Sussex Division of the RNVR (Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve) established its headquarters at Hove in November 1903; it was to remain operational for 91 years.  For the first 48 years of its…

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1907

The Sussex Motor Yacht Club was founded in April 1907.  The Bystander, a magazine of the day, reported in its May 22, 1907 edition, that “the inaugural luncheon of the club was held at the Grand Hotel, Brighton, on Saturday the 11th of May 1907; and, as the afternoon was delightfully fine, the opening cruise which followed was thoroughly enjoyed, particularly…

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1908

1908

The Motor-Car Journal, for Saturday, 9 May 1908, vol. 10, page 230, under the general heading of “Motoring Notes from Brighton” states: “Brighton rejoices in the possession of the only motor-boat club “whose current balance-sheet reveals a satisfactory financial position.” At least, so said Mr H.J. Mann, the secretary of the Sussex Motor Yacht Club, at its first annual meeting…

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