Celebrating the Centaur
Westerly Centaur owners are being invited to a rally marking the 50th anniversary of the Laurent Giles-designed yacht. The first model was sold at the London Boat Show in 1969. It went on to become the UK’s most successful production yacht, with 2,444 made.
The vice chair of the Southern Region of the Westerly Owners Association, Hillary Corney, said the rally, which will be held at Bembridge Harbour on the Isle of Wight from 3-7 July 2019, started as a “silly bet with Bembridge’s berthing master that I couldn’t get 10% of all the Centaurs made, which is around 200 boats, to come to Bembridge for a rally. The idea snowballed by word of mouth and within days we had over 30 skippers eagerly signed up,” explained Corney.
Owners who want to take part should email centau[email protected]ers.co.uk
It’s hoped 200 Westerly Centaurs will join in the rally