messing about in boats

A New Addition To The Fleet

Posted in Sailing by Joseph Moore on February 19, 2010

I’ve been a bit rash this week and bought another boat! Nervous Tension is an Extension, which is pr0bably pretty meaningless to most people but I’ve got a folder full of bumph with her including old magazine articles which I’ll try to get scanned in. Essentially, she’s a 24′ flush decked quarter tonner from 1975, designed by Jac de Ridder and built in cold-molded mahogany. Currently in dire need of some repairs after coming off her mooring a few weeks ago. Still, I love a challenge and am looking forward to some great summer’s sailing.

Nervous Tension at anchor in Langstone Harbour

Nervous Tension on her mooring in Langstone Harbour


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  1. Robert Howe said, on August 4, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    This brings back very happy memories. Very good to see she’s still afloat. I sailed on her from new in 1975 until she was sold in 1977. She was unbeatable in heavy weather. Looks like she’s been rerigged- she was masthead rigged when I sailed her. Rudder looks the same though . I remember cutting the holes!

    Kind Regards

    Robert Howe

  2. Ken Gorton said, on October 10, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    I believe she was raced very successfully on the Medway by Major(rtd) Brian Cameron , some of the photos show her ashore at Upnor Hard the RE watermanship training base pror to her being sold and leaving in 2008.

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