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20 boats already signed up for 50th Anniversary Contessa 26 Rally

by Mike Harrison 21 Feb 2016 13:18 GMT 29-31 July 2016

With more than 5 months still to go to the 50th Anniversary Rally in Lymington, 20 boats, 40% of the hoped for 50 boat fleet have signed up to attend the rally, together with several CO26 celebs.

First to commit, just hours after the email went out to the CO26 fleet was Chris Stevens current owner of Jeremy Rogers RIR Gold Rose Bowl winning 'Rosina of Beaulieu'.

First Dutch Entry

The first Dutch entry has been received 'Kleine Johanna' has been entered by Rob Kolster (a Belgian entry is expected soon).

Nick Jaffe

Nick is heading to Lymington from Australia, he sailed his CO26 'Constellation' from Monnikendam, in the Netherlands on the 17th September 2007 and arrived in Sydney, Australia on 1st February 2010.

Nina Kristen Nilsen

Norwegian couple Henrik Nor-Hansen and Nina Kristin Nilsen's 1976 Jeremy Rogers built CO26 'Bika' was their home from 2004. After much work on the boat including removing the engine, they started a journey in Spring 2005 from Norway to Fiji arriving there in 2013.

East Coast CO26 sailors

Peter Hooper from Burnham, is already planning a cruise in company, for East Coast CO26s with a rendezvous (probably) in Ramsgate before sailing to Lymington together.

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