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SWUZZLEBUBBLE, KZ 3494
à jour au: 2019
1977 Plan Farr, built of plywood, dériveur

 

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1977 NZ Half Ton Trials 1977: 6e/??, Ian GIBBS
HALF TON CUP
, Sydney: 6e/??.
Southern Cross: 9 - 4 - 2 - dnf = ?e/??, Ian GIBBS, Team New Zealand: 1er/?
Dont Sydney-Hobart: DNF/129, Swuzzlebubble withdrew late on the second night, as Gibbs considered the conditions in Bass Strait were just too extreme for the 31 footer, although they had not broken any gear and the Kevlar-reinforced hull had withstood the pounding with no difficulties. ("RB Sailing blog")
"L'Année Bateaux 1978-1979":

1978 "Régates" mars:

1979 By then the changes to the IOR, brought on as a reaction to the light displacement revolution spearheaded by designers Farr, Davidson and Paul Whiting, had taken effect, and like Waverider, Swuzzlebubble required urgent surgery to bring her into class for the series. This involved much padding and filling out of the hull and more ballast to increase her displacement, and significant changes to her rear sections, including bringing the transom line for'ard. The centreboard was removed and replaced with a fixed keel. The advantage for the lightweights had been removed, but they were still some of the quickest yachts that year.
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HALF TON CUP, Scheveningen: 3e/??, Ian GIBBS
Picture from 1979 received from James Richardson


Photo extraite du livre "L'année Bateaux 1979-1980":


1980 UK half ton championship: 1er/??, owned by Bruce LYSTER, steered by Robert DIX
Irish half ton Championship: 1er/28
Royal St. George Offshore Cup: 1er/??, owned by Bruce LYSTER, steered by Robert DIX
Cowes Week: 1er/?? Class V
Late August, Abersoch-Howth Race: 1er/??, Bruce LYSTER
Picture from 2020,

ISORA
, 4/6 races: 1 - 3 - 1 - dns - dns - 1 = 1er/26 B1
November "Seahorse",

1982 Irish half ton Championship: ?e/??, Bruce LYSTER

Swuzzlebubble was owned by Bruce Lyster, Royal St. George Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire Ireland. The boat was steered by Robert Dix, and crewed by Bruce, Des Cummins and Drewery Pearson. They won many ISORA races (Irish Sea Offshore Association) and dominated in Cowes week. (Vincent Delany)

198? Was owned by Gus Mehigan Royal Irish YC in Dun Laoghaire and successfully raced in Dublin Bay. Crew included Des Cummins and Drewery Pearson

198? Royal St. George Yacht Club in early 1980's. Sold to Switzerland?

 

2012 November, mail from Peter Morton: "Here is a picture of Swuzzlebubble. It has been found in Greece and is coming back to UK to be restored."

2013 April, Arrival in England October 2013
October, Hull fairing and repair of the broken bow section.

2014 April, nearing completion with new cockpit and deck gear being fitted
18 April, launched
13 juin, RORC IRC Nationals: 1 - 3 - 1 - 3 - 1 - 2 - (5) - 3,5 - 4 = 18,5pts, 1er/13 IRC 4
7 juillet, HALF TON CLASSIC, Saint Quay Portrieux, France: 7pts, 1er/22, Coeff. IRC: 0.974, Peter MORTON

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2015 3 avril, Spi Ouest France, La Trinité: 7 - 3 - 1 - 5 - 1 - 2 - 1 - (8) = 3e/22 IRC 4A, IRC: 0,975

2016
15 aout, HALF TON CLASSIC, Falmouth: 2 - 1 - 3 - (3) - 1 - (8) - 2 - 1 - 2 = 1er/20, Rating: 0,973, Greg PECK

2017 Bateau vendu à Phil Plumtree
23 juin, IRC National Championship: 2 - 5 - 3 - 17 - 17 - ... = 10e/16 IRC 3, rating 0,974, Philip PLUMTREE
1er juillet, Round The Island Race, elapsed time 7h44': 53e/445 IRC, 1er/21 IRC 2D
29 juillet, Lendy Cowes Week: DNC/25 IRC 5
14 aout, HALF TON CLASSIC, Kinsale: 1 - 2 - 8 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 7,5 - (dns) = 1er/21, Handicap: 0,975
Picture received from Phil in 2020,

2018 26 mai, IRC Southern Championship, Poole: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - (dsq) - 1 - 1 = 1er/9 IRC 2, Phil PLUMTREE
7 juillet, Round the Island Race, 10h49' elapsed time: 5e/41 IRC 3A
5 aout, Lendy Cowes Week:  1 - 1 - 2 - 5 - 1 = 1er/27 IRC 5 Thanks
Pictures received from Phil in 2020,




2019
29 juin, Round The Island Race, elapsed time 12h13': 15e/354 IRC et 1er IRC 3A, Handicap: 0,966, Phil PLUMTREE
24 July, Ramsgate Week: (1) - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 = 1er/10 Class 3
QE2 Cup:1 - 1 = 1er/10 Class 3
IRC East Coast Championship: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 = 1er/10 Class 3
QE2 Cup:4 - 1 = 1er/25 Overall
Gold Cup: 6e/27 Overall
Gold Cup: 1er/10 Class 3
Picture received from Phil,

Hamble River sailing Club IRC regatta class 3 we scored 1 - 2 - dns = 3rd O/A
5th October, sailing in 28 knots, picture received from Phil,