Boogie NightsDehler36 CWSSail No.GBR 3283LBoat Length11Jayne ToyneDouble-handedBuilt in 1989, it was originally owned by three German airline pilots and kept in Palma Majorca. It was then sold roughly ten years later to a very nice chap called Paul who had retired to Gibraltar. It was used mostly as a day sailor for the next few years until it came time to sell. The current owner flew out to see it, fell in love with it in 2009 and brought the boat, then called Mistral, renamed Varekai and latterly called Boogie Nights back to the UK. It's had substantial upgrades over the past 9 years, including an entirely new rig, new fuel system, new electronics etc The current owner has covered well in excess of 10,000 miles (mostly double handed or single handed) on the boat while committed to working full time
I'm a documentary photojournalist, a university lecturer, an adventurer, free spirit and teller of tall tales. I've owned Boogie Nights for nine years and we've had some awesome adventures together. I've participated or raced in four triangle races, several JOG races and a Middle Sea Race on a sistership 36CWS. I love sailing, cycling, motorbikes and small portably proportioned furry animals. My favourite watch is the night watch hours between midnight and 4am when nobody can see me trough a bag of wine gums or lay witness to my special dance moves. The name Boogie Nights is no accident. I'm a corinthian sailor, without a big budget or any interest in fancy gadgets. It's seat of the pants sailing, and we're not short on cloth where those are concerned. June 13th is a special one for me this year as it marks a milestone age where the answer to the meaning of life, the universe and everything is going to be revealed. I'll be planning on arriving in Ponta Delgarda with a freshly baked cake a'la "extreme baking". I wonder if anyone else will be up for the great Atlantic bakeoff?
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