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Cromarty Mains Farm - the new and the old
Picture added on 03 December 2007
Round the corner of the steading to the right of the refridgerated container, in
the mid 1950's, Richard Brooke's 6 metre yacht SABRINA was cradled for painting.
I had the pleasure of adding the name of the yacht, in gold leaf, to the underside of the stern. To accomplish this, a scaffold was built to just under
the stern so as I could scribe on the lettering, lying on my back. Another one
of life's interesting tasks!
on 03 December 2007
Like you Clem I used to take a walk up to look at the Sabrina and the graceful lines. Started my thoughts onto Yacht Design which I still dabble in. Sailed in the other 6 metre Vorsa. Would like to know what happened to them - Ariel, Sabrina and Vorsa.
on 06 December 2007
Two of the new houses planned here are now going to be built. Apparently the original courtyard-type housing planning permission has been 'amended' and approved, but local residents haven't yet been allowed access to the revised plans. An odd way for the planning process to work.
Added by Colin on 16 April 2008
Regarding the three yachts mentioned, I sailed on Arielle with Ian Moodie who bought her from Richard Brooks and after many years in Invergordon she ended up being wrecked on the Clyde. Sabrina I don't know where she went after Hugh Ross had her and Stubbs Salveson still owned Vorsa several years ago...does anyone remember "Salotte".. another of Brooks yachts? Lachie Winton can tell a few tales about her..
on 19 April 2008
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