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I attach a painting of Ensis done by our Killyleagh artist Duxy. This was created
from many internet photos with my input ,as I don't have any photos of her sailing!
This painting has brought back many happy memories, . It is real action!
I owned Ensis for about 10 years but after having both hips replaced
I was too stiff for sailing. So sold her about 12 years ago. The Achillies 24
is a a marvellous sea yacht. Double reefed ,storm jib and the rigging singing she
loves it. She has no tendency to broach and can surf happily down the waves, even
sideways! I raced in Strangford Lough from Killyleagh Yacht Club and down the
coast to Carlingford where we won the Oyster Pearl Trophy in 1995.
I am so pleased with this painting I wondered if other owners might
be interested. Duxy says he has been most intrigued by the Achillies and my stories.
He says he could accept other commissions.
You may contact me on 07802 839536. All the best David Erskine