Sunday, January 30, 2005

UFO 34 rescues crew of sinking yacht.

The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania18 th January 2005: Close Encounters' crew rescue sailors from sinking yacht during the Circumnavigation of Tasmania cruise. Follow the link.

Close Encounters

In my periodic search for UFO 34 references on the web I found this, which relates to the 2002 Three Peaks Race. There’s a picture too.

Team 10: Close Encounters
Design: UFO 34Division: RacingPerformance Factor = .6858Crew: Damien Killalea (2), Mt Nelson; Tim Malone (1), Kettering; Michael Hawes (0), Conningham; Mark Dawson (0), Dulwich Sth Aust; Rod Andrewartha (3) Bellerive.
A well prepared and sailed 34 footer will have a great race with the other yachts of this size. Two year ago competing in the Cruising Division Damien showed that a well sailed smaller yacht could match much bigger yachts when he finished well up in the fleet using very little of his motoring allowance.

Unused UFO 34 for sale

I have recently discovered your web site and am wondering if you know of anyone who would be interested in purchasing an almost complete new and unlaunched ufo 34 currently based in Shoreham Sussex.

The major fitting out has been completed, however she requires standing and running rigging together with sails. I can give anyone who may be interested further details.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Peter Pollak

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Close Encounters Posted by Hello


COLVIC UFO 34 HAZELWOOD Another UFO 34 for sale. This links to the agent's site.

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Draft Logo 2. Same price as #1 Posted by Hello

Draft Logo Posted by Hello

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

UFO 34 for sale

De Nationale BotenbankUFO for sale

Something like this? Posted by Hello

UFO Uniform? Posted by Hello

Friday, January 21, 2005

Odessa steps out of the shadows

I have a ufo34 "ODESSA" she's registered in Rochester and kept in Shotley


David Curry


Monday, January 17, 2005

Renegade beating up the Sound of Mull to Tobermory 1999 Posted by Hello

Diamond. Owner and skipper Leonard van Capel, Netherlands
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The Artful Dodger




Has anyone any made a solid dodger for their UFO 34 or any photos of one or know of one ?

Some yachts look OK , some are just not suited so before I re-invent the wheel, I ask the question.



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Thursday, January 13, 2005

Heavy weather

You may have seen some postings on this site about UFO 34 handling is extreme weather conditions. Some years ago Renegade was overtaken by bad weather in the middle of the North Sea on passage to Norway. The crew was a mixture of hardened old salts and inexperienced. (I will try to get one of them to submit a first hand account to this site.) I have heard the tale a time or two, but what I remember is that, although all aboard were afraid, Renegade (UFO 34) behaved well.


Last weekend the Renegade Syndicate had its annual meeting to discuss this year’s plans. Buying a drogue or sea anchor has been suggested and I wonder whether anyone has experience of using one.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Amon Re

I chanced upon this picture of a UFO 34 racing in Australia. Any more information anyone?

Sunday, January 09, 2005

the egotistical quest for an expensive thrill - Boat Design Forums

the egotistical quest for an expensive thrill - Boat Design Forums I thought you might be interested in this. Don't have nightmares though.

Amon Re racing in Balmain Regatta 2004 Posted by Hello

Friday, January 07, 2005

Tony's heart is set on a UFO34

to all member i am looking specifically for a u f o 34 if anyone hears of one for sale could they let me know , thanks tony morris.


(I have posted this message without Tony’s email address so that he doesn’t become a target for spammers. If you wish to reply, post a comment, or email and I will forward your message.  Adrian )



Thursday, January 06, 2005

Around the world in 34 feet.

hello ,

      just a question do you think these yachts are up to going around the world as im looking to take off for my 50th birthday and go once around none stop , it will take me about nine months port to port any ideas 

regards Tony Morris 


Hakuna Matata

Paul Geurts UFO 34 Welcome to Paul and Hakuna Matata. Click the link to see a photo.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Well, they certainly last. Posted by Hello

Oyster publicity Posted by Hello

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

FWD: Quixote - UFO 34

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From: "Kingston Computer & Photo Centre"
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2005 13:10:04 +1100

Any one have any photos of the UFO -Quixote was owned by Mary Falk who did some great races & voyages in the late 80 and early 90's.

many thanks

Richard Brabazon
UFO " Not Negotiable"
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Monday, January 03, 2005

Just Fancy That

Another UFO34 for the list, Fancy Free owned by Paul Elvin and based at Portsmouth. Perhaps he will post his news and pictures to the site.


Sunday, January 02, 2005

FW: Severe downwind problem?

From: Adrian Hodge
Sent: 02 January 2005 19:47
Subject: RE: Severe downwind problem?

Dear Mads,

Yes, I've seen this. As we say in English "It's a load of old cobblers."


-----Original Message-----
Sent: 02 January 2005 19:31
Subject: Severe downwind problem?

Hi Adrian

Merry Christmas and a happy new year! I stumbled across the following
review of the UFO 34. I've been in quite severe downwind weather
and had no problems, but have you any idea what he's talking

Best regards

Mads, Nangijala


Author: John Wilson

British 3/4 tonner - high performance IOR cruiser-racer with
some nasty habits in very severe downwind conditions. Do NOT go
ocean cruising in this boat, but it makes a lovely fast family
cruiser for coastal work.

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