Lady Cindy is a 1965 Camper Nicolson 32 mk 5. A long deep keeled yacht with 3 tonnes of lead to keep her upright in the worst of conditions. She was originally bought new by a syndicate of 4 people (hence Cindy in the name) and has been based in the Portsmouth area all her life. I bought her as a well maintained but dated boat in 2020 and have upgraded her to be an ocean going liveaboard boat.
◦ LOA 32ft [9,70m]
◦ L.W.L.: 24ft [7.31m]
◦ Beam: 9ft 3in [2.80m]
◦ Draught: 5ft 6in [1.60m]
◦ Displacement: 6.1ton [6,211kg]
◦ Ballast(keel): 3.0ton [3,100kg]
◦ Sail area: 594ft² [55m² ]
◦ Fuel: 16gal [72lit]
◦ Water: 45gal [204lit]
Peter and Charles A. Nicholson 1962/63
Moulders: Halmatic Ltd., Havant, Hampshire, P09 lJR.
Finished by Halmatic and Camper and Nicholson.
Marketed by Camper and Nicholson.
Waiting for wind
I am still in Mayon waiting for the wind to be strong enough in the right direction to cross to Sardinia. I moved the boat to a marina for three nights mainly to pick up some spare parts for the dinghy engine and to get a passport exit stamp. Today I moved back to the …
Mahon and Mayonaise
I have sailed from Mallorca to Menorca and currently anchored in what to me is heaven. I am just outside the port of Mahon at a sheltered bay surrounded by post Napoleonic fortifications (1848). The bay is protected on all sides from the wind. I arrived yesterday and went out on the dinghy this morning …
Living the dream?
Yes, I am living my dream of travelling the world in an affordable manner. But what’s the cost? This is going to be a hard post for me, it will reveal difficulties in my life that very few people are aware of. Well financially, its affordable. It is costing more per month than I budgeted …