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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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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 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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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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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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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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