Just to let you know we are definitely planning to hold an "Invitation Race" for Contessa 26s at Hoo Ness YC on 23rd May. This will be a relatively low-key affair consisting of a 2 hour pursuit race from Chatham down the Medway to Stangate Creek where we will have a picnic lunch rafted up at anchor. The race will be shared with our club racing fleet and some multihulls. There is no entry fee and just a bottle wine for the winning Contessa 26. The the Notice of Race is below.
We used to have an active fleet of racing Contessa 26s and now have 3 in the club (Simona, Dulali and Birgitta) but we are aware of several others based on the Medway: Contessa of Mell, Kazbek, Misty, Kintyre and others. I will attempt to contact the owners directly or though the Medway Yachting Association. Several nostalgic former Co26 owners in our club have also volunteered to help.