Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Good Evening All!

Here is the premier you’ve been waiting for! Roll out the red carpet, stack the limos, & watch for a wardrobe malfunction!

“Olfrygt at Geographe Bay Race Week 2010” is now premiering on Youtube. The directors cut ran for 22 mins, so I’ve edited it into a 3 part mini-series.

Some just see blurred video, muffled sound & drunken sailors; but true genious is apparaent in the seamless editing!

Enjoy :-) :-) :-)

Jean buys Sandette ll and seeks information

Hi Adrian,

I am glad to tell that I would like to join the UFO owners, my search is completed bythe buy of former “Sandettie 2”.“Maria Simone” on the papers since 14/02/2007, but never sailed under that name.This 1976 build UFO 34 is fitted by Landamores and is in general good shape.She is standing dry in Marseilles since a a year of five, I will refit it for a long time sail in the Mediteranean and plan to go West (singlehanded mainly) after that. Am 62 now and stopping to work as soon as possible!

The Sandettie 2 seems to be imported to France from the Netherlands as former “Augusta” in ’81 (22th of june - bought by a certain mr Michelin ??) and renamed as “Sandetie 2”.Willem de Mik, (from which I bought it) and his wife bought it in the early 2000th.That’s all known for the moment, perhaps there where other owners in between…? I have to find out.

I want to re-rig it completely, (info welcome) seems that the Sandettie 2 has been dismasted once, the actual mast, supposed a new one, is in very good shape.The engine is a Wortham Blake BMC based and as I worked for Leyland Truck & Bus, I am glad to meet this brand again !If UFO fans could give some extra info, I will appreciate it a lot, all documents have been withhold (read stolen) by a brooker ( see ) Willem overhanded a case with documents and history, Europe Yachting kept them !!!If you can help me with copys of UFO document, drawnings, or whatever delivered with each ship, I would be very happy. My address is here under.Week 15, I go by car to pick up sails and other bits and pieces, clean the deck and take some notes and measurements to order a vane. Do someone know where to find the serial or hull number of the boat ? Do some one of you has some info about delivery details of the new UFO’s in the good old days or is there some data that could be investigated ?A lot of questions… hope that some answers can help me in my search…As soon as the new name is selected, I let you know for the list.Many thanks in forehand and kind regards.Read you, JeanJean Van der LindenOostvaartdijk 38B 2830 Klein Willebroek (between Antwerp and Brussels)Belgium+ 32 475 31 95

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Refit for Spider - information required

Spider is owned by Mick and Sandra Austin and is currently residing in the yard at our factory in Wollongong NSW Australia where she is having a serious refit. Could use some info on changing out the keel bolts and rudder bearing replacements.

Mick can be contaced via the UFO 34 List at

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Olfrygt at Geographe Bay Race Week Feb 2010

Olfrygt at Geographe Bay Race Week Feb 2010

Olfrygt made the voyage down to Geographe Bay race week, some 100 miles south of Perth. It is by far the biggest yachting regatta in WA (~115 yachts), and the place to be seen for any serious racer. The huge regatta is always held in the last week of February. It is hosted by Geographe Bay Yacht Club, just east of Busselton, and on the doorstep of the famous Margaret river wine growing & surfing country!

Race divisions cover the top end IRC, through to YAH, premier cruising, JAM, sports boats & multi hulls.

We raced in IRC. The competition is full-on. We came a very respectable 8th overall, including two 3rd places – Not bad for an old displacement boat up against modern designs!. Racing is a combination of windward-leeward courses, and passage races (We hate the reaching courses!). The social scene & camaraderie after the days racing is spectacular.

Watch out for next years event! :-)

Olfrygt RF184