Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta and Rally
A celebration of vessels from a bygone era
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"Springtide of London" 
Springtide was designed in 1956 by Alan Buchanan as a private commission as a comfortable and long legged cruising yacht for a family. Built almost entirely of teak by R J Prior & Sons at Burnham-on-Crouch in Essex, in the mid 70s she was 'updated' and rig extended with a 5' bowsprit by Moody's in the Hamble. In the mid 80s she dragged her anchor during a storm and ended up on the rocks with a large hole in the port side.
She was acquired, for the scrap value of the lead keel, by a young couple as a home for their family and over 6 years was virually rebuilt single handed while ashore in Exeter dock and took their family to explore Europe's Atlantic coast. Having just been acquired by another couple, hopefully her adventures will continue for many more decades.

'Amiina' started life as 'Rotherhithe Rooster' around 1970. Designed by Van der Stadt, the hull was moulded by Tylers on the East Coast and completed by HH Marine of Horndean. She was restored from an abandoned state in 2009.
Amiina has been re-configured to a novel split-junk rig, ideal for single-handed sailing and she has performed very creditably in passage races with the other Poole Splinters. She has competed as the smallest boat in the 'Round the Island' race always in the top quartile of her class.
In 2021, after a great cruise in company with Minnow and Mr Fox from the Solent, little Amiina won 'First in Class' of 5 junks in the 2021 Brixham Heritage Regatta.