MyMorbic - Sail and Oar Dinghy -  The meeting place for UK Morbic Owners


MEMBERS - HEADS UP! - See Forum Members Area for Summer Meeting latest (21/7)

Morbic builders know; "A man builds the best of himself into a boat..." (Steinbeck)

The Website - is becoming a focused repository for Morbic-related information
To be enjoyed and employed by all UK Morbic builders and sailors.

".. a fantastic resource." - (M.L. 7/2/21)

The Forum - is our "Virtual Meeting Place"
Read more "About The Forum" here.

YOUR feedback including suggestions as to what you’d like added, changed, or removed, can enable them to evolve to suit and serve us all.

The Morbic 12 is one of many fine designs by French naval architect Francois Vivier.
"More than 120 Morbic 12 have been built" (F Vivier, Jan 2021)
In UK there are around 20.

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MyMorbic  - About The Forum.

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The Forum enables owners to share information for communal benefit.
It is our "Virtual Meeting Place" where you can exchange Morbic related questions, answers, opinions, ideas, and more.
It is mostly open to public view, and partly "Members Only".
Most UK Morbic owners have registered and are enjoying the benefits - It's free!

Already registered (or want to look around)? - "Lets go! . . To The My Morbic Forum!"

To Register see Registration instructions.
Problems? - Please let us know if you have difficulties, or you spot snags.


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MyMorbic  -  Known UK Morbics.
Please help us resolve gaps & errors - Contact Webmaster.

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Yellow highlight = Awaiting data. "AOP" = Awaiting Owner's Permission. If you're happy to have your details added please contact Webmaster.
Legend Rig. L= Lug. SL = Sloop-Lug. Dual = Both SL+L.
  18 = Possible current total UK Morbics. Feb 2021.
  Builder. AD = Adrian Donovan. S = Self AJ = kit from Alec Jordan
Rig type UK #?

Start - End

Launch date. Other

Base / Sailing area Owner, Crew
Plan / Sail No. MO12- Notes Forum
  ? 1   . Info anticipated   AOP (DP?) 21   Y
  ? 2   . Info anticipated   AOP 25   .
Cadfael L 3 AD 2015? Sailing East coast. AOP (AN?) 32 Kit = AJ. Y
"Morbic" L 4 S 2012-13 5mths Launch date? East Coast.? AOP (JT?) 43 (Kit AJ?) .
  ? 5 S     AOP (PB?) 47 Kit .

Can you shed any light on this?

Swefn SL 7 AD Aug '16 Chichester Harbour Mike & Sarah Curtis 32.2? Kit = AJ. Y
Boudicca L 8 S. Jul'17-Oct'18 Jul 18 South coast. John S 82 AJ May'17 Y
Morwenna L 9 S. Feb'19- Nearly complete? Sussex. David N 92 AJ Nov'18 Y
Sistership L 10 S. Oct'18-May'21 May '21 Chichester Harbour Graham Neil 93 AJ Oct'18 Y
    11   Sailing other craft at the moment Worcester/Avon Graham P 95 Currently only has the plans Y
Proteus Dual 12 S. 7/3/20 - 9/9/20 Sailing (incomplete!) S Oxon. + "Raiding" PaulW & RobinP 108 Kit. AJ 6/3/20. "10th" Y & Y
TBC Dual? 13 S. 03/19 - In Build Guildford + N.Wales Paul B 109 Building from plan. Not kit. Y
Alice SL 14 S. 9/6-20/9/20 Ready Lancashire Peter Hutchings 110 Kit = AJ. (May'20) Y
Highcroft L 15 S. 09/20 - 7/21 10/7/21 N Lon / Welsh Harp Marc Lien 112 Building from plan. Not kit. Y
TBC L? 16 S. 10/20 - 7/21 7/7/21 W Oxon Peter Taylor 113 (AJ 22ndOct. "11 in UK")=K11 MDF Y
Andouillette Dual 17 S. 11/20 - 4/21 Easter'21 Teignmouth Jon D 117 Kit = AJ's 12th. (Ply girder not MDF) Y
    18 S. Not started . Exeter Sam D 119   Y
    ~ Pro? Not started   Devon MJ ~ (Not bought anything?) Y
    ~ S. Not started   Wirral/Dee CW ~ (Not bought anything) Y
Known UK Morbic locations (approx) are mapped > HERE < - (& some potential saiing venues)
Several non-UK Morbic lovers are in touch by mail &/or the Forum.
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MyMorbic -  Events.

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The first UK Morbic Meet - Chichester.
Detailed account at The Mighty Morbic Massive.
(Thanks John S)

Plans on the Horizon for this summer.

Members, see Forum May 21st, et seq. for what may be our major event for this summer, and other thoughts.

One Morbic anticipates holidaying at Newport Pembs in June.

The 2nd UK Morbic Meet - Has not yet happened -
See right hand column >>> .

Potential forthcoming events.

Other possibilities include a quick phone around potentially interested Morbic lovers to agree a "spontaneous rally".

Date/s, nature, location/s, (everything really!) can depend on consensus.

To join the discussion - See the summarised feedback in the Members-only section of the Forum. Add or amend yours there, or contact Webmaster.



Please suggest types of event you'd like to attend, to organise, approx dates, possible venues, etc.

For inspiration see "Raiding".


Temporary map of potential future venues, and Morbic locations . Last updated Feb '21

Temporary list of potential future venues, etc.
From Mike C
1) The Camping and Caravan Club has a Boating Group for members. Meets across the country, open and friendly, all types of craft. If a vessel floats with a crew of one or more it qualifies.
2) The Old Gaffers Association has a few events suitable for small boats and is mostly welcoming of visitors in traditional craft, both ancient and modern.
3) Clywedog Sailing Club, on a reservoir in mid Wales, welcomes visiting camping sailors in small groups or as individuals. Use of clubhouse, interesting winds as a thousand feet up in the mountains.
4) Barton Turf Outdoor Centre on the Broads welcomes large camping groups. Pontoon mooring with access to Barton Broad and River Ant.
5) Bureside Camping Site on the Broads has its own slipway. Access to River Bure which is one of the best sailing rivers. Commercial site open to all.
6) Rutland Water offers great sailing. Basic camp site by the sailing club. Weekly membership available with excellent facilities. Sailing club website. Rutland Water camping.
7) Redcliffe Camping near Wareham has a slipway to the River Frome with access to Pool Harbour about one and a half miles downstream.

Bewl Water.
Burfield SC.
Reading SC.

Severn and Avon, Worcester, Pershore, Stratford (described here for skiffers)

We would like to hear of others suitable for group or individual use.

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MyMorbic -  Contact.

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For your Morbic-related questions, editorial, pictures, suggestions for improvement, etc.
Either do it through The MyMorbic Forum.
Or use the text below in your em@iler


(Sorry - Done this way to reduce nuisance - OK?)

Who knows what the flags say?

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MyMorbic - External Links - We take no responsibility for the content of offsite links

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Morbic-related links, eg:-
UK Morbic Owners’ forum. >>>
Watercraft” magazine features Morbic 12 in two consecutive editions - Nov/Dec '20 & Jan/Feb '21.>>>
Alec Jordan – UK Kit supplier. >>>
Francois Vivier – Designer >>>
Adrian Donovan - Boat Builder.
Martin Chambers. (WA). Morbic 12 Blog.

Suppliers recommended by Morbic Builders - See discussion on the Forum.
Timber merchants - .London PO Joyce.. Wiltshire Tyler Hardwoods..
Chandlery + Components, of all sorts. Classic Marine..
Stainless and bronze fixings & fasteners. Seaware.
Hand stitcher ideal for heavy materials - Speedy Stitcher -.Obtainable via UK outlets.
Others, - To be added soon - Epoxy . Paints, etc . Trailers . Covers . Sails . Oars.

Non-Morbic Nautical Links,
Raiding, - Dinghy Cruising Association - Natuuralijk Varen - UKHBBR - Semaine de Golfe (Morbihan) - SeaFairHaven - And more.

Weather, - To be added soon.
Tides, - To be added soon.
Festivals, - To be added soon.
UK navigable waterways, - To be added soon (x THW)

Sea Rowing groups.
Rowing for Pleasure - Blog by Chris Partridge.
Langstone Cutters - Fixed seat rowing. Langstone & Chichester harbours.

GPS - Charts - Harbours
OsmAnd - Possibly the best offline GPS navigator available. Shorebased & Nautical modes. (& on Wiki')
Brouter - Extends the above and gives special options. Bike oriented, with a nautical option.
Brouter-Web - PC based app. Part of the above - River, canal and ashore distance calculator.
Visit My Harbour. Free access to harbour charts + Marine Navigator. Good value for money "fully functional chartplotter app".
Navionics. Nautical nav app for you mobile. Hardware if you want it.
If any of the above apps don't work for you, contact me.

Expedition-Planning - 22,000 slipways UK & International.
CanalPlan - Waterways route planner - mainly UK & Europe.
Boatlaunch - Launching sites, mainly UK & Europe.
Wilderness - Aimed at canal boats? Similar to above. Fewer but possibly works better?

RNLI - Lifeboats
Henley Offshore Group - Interesting speakers. Monthly Oct - April.
Reading Sailing Club - 60 acre lake near Sonning.
Reading Offshore Sailing Club - Illustrated talks, monthly wintertime, + sailing events.
Colin Henwood - Classic boat craftsman.
KathyMansfieldPhotos - (contributes to Watercraft).
Sailing Racing Rules 2021 - 24 + Updates. RRS Forum.
Stan Hugill. A tribute to "The last shantyman".100th anniversary. "When no Shanteyman is left to sing, our whole world will have gone completely to the dogs". And links to his material.

Feel free to make suggestions.
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MyMorbic   - "The Chart" - Site Map and Searcher.

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  • Stan Hugill's 100th anniversary November 2006. A tribute to "The last shantyman".100th anniversary. With links to his material. - . Why?
    Stan was a sailor, broadcaster, artist, author, and friend. "When no Shanteyman is left to sing, our whole world will have gone completely to the dogs".
  • Raiding, What is it? Who does it? Where? Can I do it? & more.
  • Other sites by the author.

    Enough for the moment - Want more? - Want it done differently? - Contact us

    To be added / updated - Maybe - One day! - I'd rather be sailing
  • Weather . Link currently disabled. - To be added soon.
  • KNOTS Which knots to learn first. - How to learn them + Collected knotty links.- To be added soon.

    As other nooks & crannies evolve they will be added.
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