Lutine relaunched for Easter

With Easter fast approaching Fairlie relaunched Lutine in time for the Owner to enjoy a four day break over the holiday. The old blue cove line and names were returned to gold leaf as the Owner had recently seen the model of the yacht in the Lloyd's building in Southampton.

With the yacht now back on her berth in the Hamble the deck varnishing will take place in a clean environment, a very pleasant way to spend a week or so, out on the river. 

Lutine will compete in the BCYC Panerai regatta in Cowes in mid July.

New website LIVE!

Exciting times for us here in Hamble, as our new website goes live today. We're looking forward to sharing more news and developments as they happen. There is plenty going on in the yard too, not just online. Classic 8mR 'Helen' is coming together nicely, ahead of her racing season, and caulking on 'Lutine' is progressing well too. and something else is probably happening too.

Winter Refit for 'Lutine of Helford'

An exciting project for the winter at Fairlie Yachting: Lutine of Helford has joined us in the yard for some work. Due to constant moving of topside seams, the owner has asked us to recaulk and spline.

Elements we are attending include:

  •  Set up scaffolding, build tent over, ensuring no draft
  • Cut out old caulking, tapered seam with special sawblade
  • Minor replacement of planks affected by freshwater from leaky chainplates
  • Re-caulked using tarred marlin, gluing in mahogany spline
  • Replacing a few rotten fastenings below waterline 
  • Repaint using Epifane single part system