Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Rambalara gets new sails for Christmas

Hope you can assist, I'm needing basic rig dimensions for UF034, I,J,E,P values so as to get new sails made...any one know where this information is located please.We own Rumbalara, email is rogerf.murphy@gmail.com. Mostly used in around Pittwater, Sydney and coastal cruising and having lots of fun. thanks Roger

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Renegade shares for sale

As some of you will know, Renegade (UFO 34, based near Ipswich) is owned by a syndicate. There are currently 8 shares.
Changes are afoot in the Renegade Syndicate and one share has been put up for sale. http://www.yours2share.com/cgi-bin/mojoClassified.cgi?id=8199&action=view&type=ad

For more information about Renegade and joining the syndicate please attach a comment to this post.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hey Adrian,

Here’s some great shots of us in the 2009 Fremantle harbour race. 30 yachts by invitation only, short tight windward / leeward course 20kts of breeze with yachts going every which way, all in a corridor 400m wide full of ships, power boats & other yachts! Most full on race we’ve ever done! Great viewing from along the docks!! We were the smallest, slowest yacht, starting near the front. It’s a handicap race, with the maxis starting last to mow us all down. In it’s 30 year history, I believe we were only the 2nd UFO to be invited to compete.

I don’t think there is anything like it anywhere else in the world – A major yacht race in a confined space with spectators lining every vantage point.

Bryan Thurstan

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

UFO 34 List

Dear everyone,
Here's a list of all the UFO 34s that I know of and some that are conjectural. There is more information and links to owner's email at : http://www.ufonews.inglenook-winster.co.uk/UFO34_list.htm
Please add a comment to this post if you want to add anything or make corrections.
I would also like to record sail numbers and MMSI numbers if possible.

I moderate all comments before they appear on the blog. If you include your email address I will not publish it here, but will add it as a link to your boat's name on UFO List, with your permission.


Boat's name Owner or contact Port of registry, notes etc.

Spider AUS2470 ?
Knight Templar ?
Branwen of Allaw ?
Minstrel ?

Not Negotiable John Rayner Kingston, Tasmania (Most southerly based UFO?) Album entry
Midnight Blue Brett Ralph Adelaide, South Australia. Album entry
Wanea Rick Edmonds Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia (For sale 2007)
Scimitar Perth, Australia
Carillion Rod O'Brien Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia.
Amon Re Nick Murcutt Balmain Sailing Club. NSW
Close Encounters Damien Killalea Hobart, Tasmania
Rumbalara Roger Murphy and Janine Martin Church Point Pittwater Sydney
Endurance Gary Prestedge Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadran
Shooting Star Paul Mooloolaba
Reflections Perth, Western Australia
Olfrygt(RF184) Bryan Thurstan Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Perth, Western Australia

Take Five Tom Moerman Nieuwpoort/Belgium (FOR SALE Oct 2005)
Dr NO(formerly Panigal) Erik Kiekens Brugge, Belgium

Pico Ernest Pittet Geneva, Switzerland

Minstrell ll J Elliott Guernsey

Black Arrow James Themistocleous Cyprus (2005)

Nangijala Mads Møller Hundested, Denmark

Ellu de Mer Vincente Pieras Mallorca

Sandettie 2 Willem de Mik Port St Louis du Rhone, Marseilles (For Sale) Nov.05)

Euphemistic Lorcan and Anne Dunne Kenmare Bay, South West Ireland.
UFO lll Maurice Keating Howth, Ireland
Uforia Fiona & Angus Bourke 2001, Islandeady

Onirya Jean-Francois de Robillard Grand Baie, Mauritius

Facinator Chris Curran Portaferry Sailing Club, Strangford Lough
Cuan Venturer Brian O'Neill BallyHenry Yacht Club
Sundowner Strangford Lough Yacht Club

Titan Two Paul Beens Netherlands (For sale 2007)
Meander Tisirikidis Den Helder (Album entry)
Tai-pan H2544 Bjorn Stoel Hasselt
Euphoria Jon Richters Kats / Colijnsplaat
Si-Sawat Jaap Beens Lelystad-Haven, Netherlands (For Sale 2007)
Balrog S H Diphoorn NL
Anda Luc Bool Hellevoetsluis, Zeeland
Diamond NED249 Leonard van Capel Strijensas,Nederland
Lolo Paul Geurts & Lisette Bakker Muiderzand, Netherlands. (Formerly Hakuna Mutata)
Ufox Jan van Schilfgaarden NL
Thema (Formerly Rose) Matty van der Linde Urk, Netherlands.

Jackpot (K4226) Filipe Assunção and Julio Nobrega Funchal, Madeira (FOR SALE 2009)
Quasar of Arun Antonio Sousa Lisboa, Portugal

CULEBRA III (formerly Medium and Gemini) Hubert Terentiew Gdansk, Poland

Renegade of Wyre (GBR4142) Renegade Syndicate Ipswich. Cruising areas: British Isles and Northern Europe.
Mahuri Jim Millar Coleraine
Brandy Bottle K4121 Derek Smith South West
Mickeys Magic Humphries
Foo Fighter Tim Barr-Smith & Eric Zon formerly Celebration. Rye (2008)
UFO2 (GBR4005) Brian Rainey Brighton
Meo John MacNamara Port Swansea, South Wales
Westerner Mark Diffey To be based in the Solent (November 2004)
Foxclouds Brown Family Plymouth
Elidir Holyhead
Freeway Malcolm Wildman River Exe, Devon (Formerly Into the Sun) UFO News comment May 05 and June 08.
Heatwave Falmouth
Sun Runner
Hard Seed Mark Andrews & Jonathan Hague Chatham, Kent, England
Hula Hoop Fleetwood
Bellerephon Seen Hartlepool May 2007
Myfoe Richard Brakewell Lancaster
Fancy Free Paul Elvin Portsmouth
Odessa David Curry Registered in Rochester and kept at Shotley, Suffolk
Flying Saucer Andrew & Ros Hogbin Formerly Foreign Exchange. Now based at Portsmouth UK
Shumba David Redwood Cornwall
Achray Lee and Kyle Richmond Hartlepool
Euphrosyne of Torquay 5418Y Tony and Jan Coles Plymouth Yacht Haven
Hydrovane Don Miller and Jim Currie West Coast of Scotland. (FOR SALE 2006)
Eupho Roy Sampson Solent, UK
Kerry Maid Phil Hamerton and Alison Rennie Troon, Scotland
Kon-Tiki Ray Jackson Douglas River, Preston

Flying Cloud Paul Barnes Long Beach, California, USA

Monday, November 09, 2009

Spot of bother for Dr No

Dear friends,
Please note that the December issue of Practical Boat Owner includes a story about my accident (boat Dr No) on the river Deben earlier this year.

good wind to all
Dr No

Thursday, November 05, 2009

News from Northern Ireland

Hello Adrian & Friends,
I came across your website just after buying 'Cuan Venturer' (ex. 'True Venturer') two and a half years ago and have been meaning to contact you. I'm only getting round to it now!
To update your records we have 3 UFO 34's in Strangford Lough (N.I.).
'Cuan Venturer', a '77 Landamores, 'Facinator' owned by Chris Curran of Portaferry Sailing Club, a home fitted UFO, and 'Sundowner' from Strangford Lough Yacht Club, (will forward you the owner's name when I can find it out).
I've attached a few photos of 'Venturer' sailing.
Regards for now,
Brian (O'Neill).

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Message from Mauritius

This is to say that the UFO 34 called Onirya who was owned by Pierre is now owned by my father, Jean-Francois de Robillard.The boat is still in Mauritius were we are taking part in regular regatta at the Grand-Baie Yacht Club.I was looking for original design drawings of UFO 34. Can anybody help me?

Friday, October 16, 2009


I send you some pictures of the last trip to Porto Santo
excellent time for 10 days. this year come across the people who are doing the ralye iles du soleil.
they are passing through to Madeira and then to Cape Verde, and guiana francesa,..I think .. some day you can organize something for UFO´s like this..
big hug and see you soon

filipe assunção

Jean seeks UFO for fun and foreign travel

Hi UFO 34 fans,
Jean,61, french is my motherlanguage, living in Belgium beside a marina, Klein Willebroek, a very nice place between Antwerp and Brussels. I have nice sailing moments behind, Sigma 33, Rino 36, North sea, Mediteranean, Ionian and Adriatic... Looking for the buy of a boat for a mainly solo, long trip... Stable, solid, fun, sure & safe and limited budget are the main parameters! Ufo 34 is a favorite... Plan to go to south of France and Uk to look at some. Info, advices and suggestions are welcome. I mailed already to some owners from your list, thanks. One question, do somebody knows the "Liberté", UFO 34 last seen, based in Antwerp
Jean jvdli@yahoo.fr
Kind regards.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

News from Tasmania

Hi UFO 34 owners.

My boat Close Encounters, which I've owned for about 13 years, is moored in Hobart, Tasmania. I used to race her frequently, but for the last 5 years or so I've just used her for cruising. I sail her almost every weekend, and each summer go on cruises for 3-5 weeks around the Tasmanian coast, sometimes with family, sometimes with friends, and sometimes solo. I've covered close to 30,000 miles in her now, and haven't yet found a boat anywhere near my price range to match her for ease-of-use, comfort and toughness when the going gets rough.She was built in Freemantle Western Australia in 1985 and fitted out for the 1986 Melbourne Boat Show. The shipwright did a pretty good job and she's very comfortable below.She's rigged for single-handed sailing except I don't have any furling gear yet, as the old racing sails are still in good condition. She's fitted with a 24HP 3 cylinder Yanmar and a 300 litre fuel tank, although this doesn't get used much as I prefer to sail her as long as there's even a sniff of breeze.I've recently added an electric anchor winch and replaced all the original instruments and the auto-pilot I installed when I bought her. Plans for this summer include a 3 week cruise to the Gippsland Lakes in Victoria, Australia.

Monday, October 12, 2009

New hatch for Dr No

Dr NO said...
Hello friends,It looks like I may have to replace the forehatch on my UFO Dr NO. The old one, original CANPA hatch, is leaking and crazed and I have not yet succeeded in removing the handles. If I should give up or destroy the hatch in my attempts, can anybody suggest a replacement?
Best regardsErikDr NO,

Friday, October 02, 2009

UFO on eBay!

Hello UFO News,

Just wanted to let you know that I have listed a UFO 34 project boat on E-Bay. Its mostly a bare hull with some fitting out completed currently lying at Emsworth Yacht Harbour where it has been abandoned and seized by us for non payment of storage charges. It can be viewed by arrangement.
Alison Wakelin
for Emsworth Yacht Harbour


Friday, August 28, 2009

Too sunny in Madeira

Filipe Assunção, skipper of Jackpot, has written from Madeira. He wants to know whether anyone has a design for a bimini, or has fitted one. In these northern latitudes any exposure to the sun is seen as a bonus, but perhaps biminis are more common in Australia, so please add a comment,or contact Filipe directly if you have bimini experience.
He also wants to fit a spray hood. Renegade's spray hood is narrower than some I have seen and we usually take it down when sailing, because it completely blocks the helmsman's view forward. Does anyone out there have a spray hood which they are happy with?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

New owner and home port for Tai-pan

I want to inform you that the Tai-Pan, which is listed in your Ufo 34 Owners list, has changed owner. Since May this year I'm the new owner of this vessel. The vessel will keep the same name but the port of registry has changed from Lelystad to Hasselt. I want to kindly ask you to update this information if possible. Thanks in advance,

Bjorn Stoel

See Bjorn's blog at: http://sv-taipan.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Black Arrow

Dear All
Page 30 of August's Yachting Monthly has a small article about the UFO 34 Black Arrow that won the 1979 'disaster' Fastnet race!


Monday, March 23, 2009

UFO gossip

Hi Renegaders,

UFO 34 is currently at the top of my shortlist for my next boat - for some irish sea / scottish cruising and occasional racing

Donufo is currently for sale not far from you, but it’s a 5 or 6 hour drive for me and I wondered if you might know anything about this boat and/or its history?

many thanks in advance for any help you can offer

keith jones

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Foo Fighter enters Three Peaks Race 2009

Hello Adrian,Eric and I have rashly entered Foo Fighter in the Three Peaks Yacht Race which starts on the 20th June .For those unfamiliar with this event,this is a sailing race from Barmouth to Fort William and just to spice things up at least two of the crew have to run up and down the three highest peaks in England,Wales and Scotland!For more information on what we are doing go to Justgiving.com and punch in Foo Fighter.We would be very grateful if you could post this Adrian as we are trying to raise as much as we can for a worthwhile cause.Thanks Tim

See: http://www.threepeaksyachtrace.co.uk/

Saturday, January 03, 2009


Hello adrian ,

My name is Theo Hunink and I'm sailing on the "Thema" formaly "Rose" an Ufo 34 from Holman&Pye and build by Colvic.
First my compliments of the "renegade site" and the "Ufo News", wich I 'found on the internet.
My English is not so well, so sorry for faillures that I make, but I'm trying .

The "Thema ist the boat is of very close frend of mine, and we are sailing it thogether. He bought the boat in 2006 and we saild the boat for two months
then we stripped the hull and coated it with epoxy. The deck was stripped and repaird and we build an steeringwheel on it.
After five months we could sail again and renamed it to "Thema".
Our Port of registry is in Urk (The Netherlands) at the IJselmeer, an very nice place to sail and one hour driving from our home.
This winter we are working at the inside of the boat, new seeling, heater and navigation instruments to make everything so confeniant as possible.

The reason why I 'm writing is I want to know more about the Ufo 34, do you have any documentation of the builder or specifications of performance?
You can also put us at the owners list
Name ship Thema
Owner Matty van der Linde
country The Netherlands
port of registry Urk