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    Posted: 17 Jun 19 at 11:12am
Finally got my Zenith out of the shed and rigged at the weekend - all looking good, just need to replace some halyards and find the missing kicker and mainsheet and she'll be on the water. 

The sails are pretty tired so I might look at getting a new set - has anyone done this and have any recommendations as to who to use?

My sail number is 7.........be good to hear or any others out there. Will post some pics in due course
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Another Zenith has recently appeared on Apollo Duck - Z15, looks in need of paint but probably otherwise sound if anyone fancies an ideal CVRDA boat.
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Zeniths will be welcome at any of our cvrda events. They would initially sail off 92 (equates to 1058) which is the same as our classic Merlin Rockets (nos 500 to 2150 roughly) and Finns and some other regular competitors.
Handicaps are adjusted by the committee depending on class performance and also on condition of boat with extra bonus for originality e.g. wooden mast, cotton sails.
see http://www.cvrda.org for events details for this year. Come and join us - it's all about getting the old boats out racing and enjoying sailing them.
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Hi Iain,
Great to hear of another Zenith still in existence,  I know of 5 in total in various states of repair (the 5 includes yours now) although I expect there might still be one or two in east Anglia which belonged to the last few people to run the ZCOA which fizzled out in the mid 90s.
I don't know of anyone looking for one but you might want to try posting on the forum of the Classic and Vintage Racing Dinghy Association www.cvrda.org
I'd be very interested to hear details of yours, sail number etc... 

Cheers,
Keith

Zenith 74 'Azimuth' (rescued from the undergrowth 20yrs ago and still going strong)
Finn GBR662 (Tweaked Vanguard)
Finn K205 (HVM)
Zenith 81 (in need of much wood work - free to a GOOD home)
 
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I don't think there is a class association any longer and I have been unable to find any clubs with boats other than one in the south west. What number is yours and what sort of condition is she in? Do you have any pictures? (jsjarrett@gmail.com)

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Hi, we have a Zenith that we restored in the 1980's but sadly has been in storage since the 90's.  Looking to either get it back on the water or pass on to an suitable enthusiast - does anyone know of any Zenith owners/fan groups?
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The last PN I saw for the Zenith was 110 under the old system, the same as a Kestrel. Given that you're presumably using '80's technology - mast, sails etc. I'd suggest that could translate as 1050 for your boat.
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Yes - I have a Zenith, sail No.74, brought in about 1990 as a wreck and did her up. She has been in a shed for rather too long but due to a change of cirumstances I have the time to take up sailing again this year so hope to have her on the water again in about 2 months.

I previously sailed at Severn SC where there has often been one or to Zeniths but am now looking for a club to join in Devon. Not quite sure what to do about getting a handicap number!

 

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Merlinboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Sep 08 at 8:50am
I seem to remember abut 5 years ago there was 2 of them racing at Severn Sailing club in Gloucestershire.
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I'll scan and stick the FD page on a separate thread.
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