Sunday, August 28, 2016

Alacrity for Sale in Scotland

While travelling in Scotland a few weeks ago I found this Alacrity for sale. Unfortunately there is no phone number or any other means to contact the owner, but it's near a campsite, so perhaps one could inquire there.

The boat looks fairly sound otherwise. It's in Garlieston, Dumfries and Galloway.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Alacrity on Holy Island

During the Easter holidays we took a trip to Northumberland and visited Holy Island. At the time it was a quite chilly, stormy place. However, the little harbour is very nice and to my surprise I found a good old Alacrity stored there. I do not know who the owner is and it has never featured on this blog before, so I thought, I'd add it with some photos.

And as a bonus some nice pictures of the harbour.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Readers' boats: Heron update

Peter Anderson from Dunbar, Scotland posted some picture of his newly launched Alacrity "Heron" on his blog. She looks great.

See more pictures on his blog.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Counteracting mast bend

Due to the fact that the Alacrity does not have forward lower shrouds, the mast sometimes tends to get the wrong shape. This has recently been discussed on the Alacrity forum and some tips have been offered. One of them is to simply swap the deck attachments for the upper and lower shrouds, but this will bend the spreaders slightly backwards. Perhaps that isn't a problem though.

Another way is what Thomas Gladius describes on his blog. He added some forward lower shrouds. This is obviously the more professional solution, but on the already cramped deck of the small boat it adds more obstructions.

Read his report here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Alacrity blog

Here is a new blog about another Alacrity being restored. This one is particularly interesting as the owner is planning to change the rigging to a junk rig. Read about the progress here.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Back for a sail

Actually went back to Sweden for a couple of days last week and got the boat into the water. It wasn't in too bad a shape considering a winter of sitting abandoned and not much maintenance having been done in the spring. So some varnish, a little wash and we were off for a sail last Thursday.

Also the decision is made to try and keep the boat in Sweden and go back next summer to hopefully sail a little more.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Little Grace blog

David Appleby, the man who moved his Alacrity from the UK to Finland, has started a blog of his own. There he tells the story of his project and his future adventures. Check it out here.