Seafly 14 – Tiki
I still have Seafly number 14 (Tiki) – I have owned her since 1966 when I bought her from South Devon Boat Builders. My then husband (Chris Verey) and I learnt about racing being members of the South Cerney Sailing Club for quite a long time, until windsurfing took over! I believe she won the first Nationals in 1963. We raced a bit at the various open meetings but never quite lived up to her past. She came 4th in 1969 at HIghcliffe and in 1970 she came first in the South Cerney club racing series.
We’ve enjoyed sailing her at Falmouth Week and a lot at Keyhaven and around the Solent. There were many happy, memorable days sadly gone in the mists of time. A friend and I sailed to welcome H.M.S Invincible back from the Falklands and the next day to Keyhaven for a potter where we lost sight of land when a sea fog descended! I have many stories to share, such as the time we were leading the first race of the Nationals at Plymouth with fresh squally winds when we capsized, causing chaos for the rest of the field.
I still have her down at Salcombe now, where I moved in 1999. I’ve reached a point in my life where I’m not able to manage her and its either a Viking funeral for her, or sold/given to somebody who will give her the love that she needs. If you know of anybody who might be interested, please point them in my direction!
I’ve attached a couple of recent photos
Jenny Verey (May 2018)