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PostSubject: Messing about in Boats   24/12/2016, 15:41

The British Kiel Yacht Club has closed as BAOR/BFG down sizes.

Chasing another subject, related to the various Service Sailing Clubs, that benefitted post-war from war booty and Prize-ships - found this page/subject that might enthrall some . . .


http://www.bkyc.de/html/about_us.html

http://www.ybw.com/news-from-yachting-boating-world/british-kiel-yacht-club-germany-closed-boats-transferred-43047


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PostSubject: Re: Messing about in Boats   24/6/2017, 18:17

Thanks for the link to Kiel closing down pborn4.
I was remanissing bout the times spent there RYA training and the odd regatta. Ah happy happy days, but my first experience of sailing was Holland on the Ijslemeer as its now called formerly Zoidersee if memory serves and out to Texel.
But I cant for the life of me remember where the yacht was berthed. Have been searching possabilities on google earth,some small ports come to mind but not where it was berthed.
Wonder if anyone can remember for me ?...........
BTW the LCPL that was the skipper at the time 1979 or 1980 ish got to have had the best job in the army surely....
He had us sailing no matter the weather as he had a drts match, cards game etc organised for each evening in a differant port ha.
Would love to know what yachts they were at that time, I guess they would have changed over the years.
Wish I could get a copy of the log that was filled in mainly by a 2LT on the trip, he was a natural cartoonist and very witty with it.

Thanks for any help in anticipation someone out there must have a better memory than me lol.
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PostSubject: Boats, Messing about in   24/6/2017, 21:08

Hi Taphead,

Welcome to the site that tries to pin down the missing (lost documentation) history of BAOR after WW2.  If you share your former cap badge  or know which Regt Association ran the boats you remember, then there  may be even more clues to aid your search and reminiscences.

As far as I can make out only Moehnesee is left, in a much reduced BFG, for Sail Training.   (part of Paderborn Station)  https://www.sailarmy.co.uk/asa/locationsgermany.html

The Trg facility in Holland (1979 ish) seems to have been an "inshore" sail trg place and the records may have been withdrawn to  https://www.sailarmy.co.uk/asa/locationsuk.html    there may even be an archive at their base  in Aldershot!  - they are part of a centralised Adventure Training Org based in Castlemartin.  

If there is an illustrated Log Book,  most likely they will have it or have the comments from others who saw this amusing document.  (Soldier magazine could be another source.) Where do old "Boats Log Books" go?

Meanwhile Kiel seemed to have been flourishing right up to the end (report at http://www.hallberg-rassy.com/bilder/HRNewsLetter2013Eng.pdf  page 7)

and you might identify where you had been at the link below, but the Dutch have gone on reclaiming land so what might have been some where to tie-up in 1979 could well be a bus stop now:

IJsselmeer  or Zuidersee  ?

 https://www.yachtcharter-klompmaker.com/sailing-tips/sailing-area-ijsselmeer


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PostSubject: Re: Messing about in Boats   24/6/2017, 23:18

Hi Pborn4,
Wow thank you for your reply.
Very kind of you to be so thorough.
If I remember correctly, the skipper of the only yacht berthed in Holland at that time did mention, he spent his time in Padderborn over the winter servicing and repairing the yacht and he was RCT.
So this gives me a starting place.
Kenton seems to ring a bell as a possible ho
harbor place, but looking at google earth it doesn't look too familiar, but it was 35 or so years ago.
Thank you for the links, ,its given me unexpected optimism that It could be possible to track this place down, if not already submerged.
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PostSubject: Re: Messing about in Boats   25/6/2017, 19:23

I seem to remember from my time with 4Div Tpt Regt in 1977 - 78 that the RCT yacht in Holland was called the St Christopher, dont have any other info as to make,class, etc.

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PostSubject: Re: Messing about in Boats   25/6/2017, 20:50

Thank you BobG
All part of the jigsaw
That will help with tracking the log book don.
I did think that it was named after a bird but that could be trick of the memory as the Yachts at Kiel at that time 1980 - 1985 ish were all called after birds, Teal Curlew etc.

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