Cel­e­brat­ing the Cen­taur

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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

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