Quivira 2RustlerRustler 42Sail No.GBR 4636LBoat Length12.81Michael HornseyDouble-handedAwaiting boat description / history.
Quivira II was built by Rustler Yachts in Falmouth and delivered to Mike and his wife, Trish, in August 2006. She has sailed over 30,000 miles since then, cruising in North West Spain, the Azores, and across the Atlantic to the Caribbean (2011). After 3 months cruising the Caribbean, she returned to Falmouth via Bermuda and the Azores. Mike learned to sail dinghies on the waters of the highest sailing club in England, when he was 14. He bought his first boat aged 18, a 20ft clinker-built double-ender, and set off from Lancashire at 20. At 40, he bought a set of plans for a Tom Thumb 24, a lot of steel, and about a million welding rods, building Quivira I in the front garden. In 2000 he sailed this little battleship, single-handed from Fleetwood to Horta, and home again. Delivery of Quivira II, along with retirement, allowed Mike and Trish to spend longer periods cruising. 2010 -2011 was a belated gap year, sailing down the Spanish coast, Portugal, Madeira and a few months in the Canaries. This was followed by the Transatlantic crossing. As supporters of the local charity, Turn To Starboard, Mike took a trip right around Britain along with Spirit of Falmouth, taking several of their veterans. Quivira II has been committee boat for each of the Pendennis Cup challenges. This is how Mike met Neil, as he was involved in the race organization. So Mike is a cruiser, Neil is a racer.
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