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Half-decker Nancy (nancie?)


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Back in the 1960s my aunt together with a teacher colleague owned a half-decker called Nancy.
She was Bermudan rigged - I think the sails had "Nancie" written on them.

IIRC she was carvel-built (mahogany?) with the name Nancy & "Southgates Horning" on the transom.
Supposedly "the tallest mast on the Broads" she was said to have been the prototype of a new class that never got further.

My aunt & her colleague (teachers at Oldham school for girls) used to take a group of pupils sailing based on Ranworth (Malthouse) Broad each Easter.
It was probably 1966 when we joined for a long weekend after the pupils had left.

I must have spent at least a couple of holidays on the Broads with my aunt (on one of which I became friends with Erny Curtis - son of Basil who ran the Thurne shop).
On one such visit we collected Nancy from Southgates before sailing to Thurne.

Anyhow - my aunt is still alive at 99 & I'd be interested to learn what became of Nancy...




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