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
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