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Then and Now – Colin Palmer

Colin Palmer

Photo of Colin Palmer's boat

9th November 2022 @ 8:00 PM 10:00 PM GMT

Doors Open 7:30pm


Then and Now – Colin Palmer  

From a 13m wooden yawl to a 10m aluminium cutter.

In 1972 two young men hatched a plan to sail around the world. They bought Cooya, a 13m Linton Hope yawl built of teak in 1914. Their plans did not work out as they hoped, but they both learnt a great deal along the way. Colin was one of those young men. His talk will recall the highs and lows of his time with Cooya, and compare those times to sailing today on his 10m aluminium Ovni 32. How did we manage without AIS, DSC, GPS, LEDs and most importantly of all, watertight decks…..

For this talk, we shall meet in Colston Hall as usual but the speaker will present via Zoom.


Colston Hall

The Memorial Centre, 8 East Common,
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire SL9 7AD United Kingdom
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+44 (0) 1753 883759
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Colin Palmer


Erik Vischer


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