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

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The 3rd Morbic Meet - Postponed - Please see "Future Events"
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The Morbic 12 is one of many fine designs by French naval architect Francois Vivier.
He says; "More than 120 Morbic 12 have been built" - In UK there are around 15 afloat, and a few more in build.

This Website - is a focused repository for Morbic-related information
to be enjoyed and employed by all UK Morbic lovers.

Are you a Morbic owner who's not yet joined us?
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".. a fantastic resource." - (M.L. 7/2/21). ~ ".. it is so informative." - (CW 26/8/21)

"The Morbic is one of the loveliest boats I've owned and sailed" (DP 12/2/22)

Morbic builders know; "A man builds the best of himself into a boat..." (Steinbeck 1941)

"I must go down ..." - "Sea Fever" (Read by John Masefield)

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MyMorbic  - About The Forum.

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The Forum is our "Virtual Meeting Place" - Mostly public - Partly "Members Only"
Share Morbic-related information, questions, answers, opinions and ideas.

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
  L 1 S This craft changed hands Nov? '21 (was DP) 21 Kit = AJ. ex
  ? 2   . Info anticipated   AOP 25   .
Cadfael L 3 AD 2016? Sailing East coast. Andy N (2nd owner) 32 Kit = AJ. Y
"Morbic" L 4 S 2012-13 5mths March 2013 Woodbridge? Julian T 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-May'21 Aug '21 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. S Oxon. + "Raiding" PaulW & RobinP 108 Kit. AJ 6/3/20. "10th" Y & Y
TBC Dual? 13 S. 03/19 - In Build (Spring '22 maybe?) 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 Built from plan. Not kit. Y
Aura 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


Teignmouth Jon D 117 Kit = AJ's 12th. (Ply girder not MDF) Y
    18 S. Not started? . Exeter Sam D 119   Y
TBC SL 19? Started May ' 22 Langstone Harbour Marc S 146 Kit = AJ. Y
    19? S? Not started . Chichester Harbour Colin C 149   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 sailing venues)

There are other UK & non-UK Morbic lovers in touch by mail &/or the Forum.

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MyMorbic -  Events - Past Events - Future Events.

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The first UK Morbic Meet - Chichester - October 2020.
Detailed account at The Mighty Morbic Massive.
(Thanks John S)

The 2nd UK Morbic Meet - Clywedog
Send your perspectives / Highs / Lows (no "r-words!) / Pics.

A few folk provided pics - Thank you.
If nobody sends any text so you'll have to tolerate mine. I'll get on the case - But not tonight!

The 3nd UK Morbic Meet - is being planned. See below.

Future Events.

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See "Raiding" for UK & International events and organisations which are not Morbic-specific,

Brixham, Ostende, Caledonia, Falmouth Classics,SeaFairHaven, Moushole, Douarnenez, Raid Extreme, Dorestad, Semaine du Golfe du Morbihan, Brest.

And Organistaions:-
Dinghy Cruising Association, Old Gaffers Association, UK Home-Built Rally, Natuurlijk Varen, Federation Voile Aviron, Naviguer Autrement, ... , ...

Morbic-focussed FUTURE EVENTS:-

The 3rd UK Morbic Meet - 2022 - "April" became "July or August" - Now postponed for 'Elf reasons.
Details and discussion on the Forum .

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

Spontaneous Morbic "Rallies".

Just contact Morbic lovers to agree ad hoc cruising-in-company.
E.g. by phone, the Members-Only section of the Forum, or contact Webmaster.
Details according to consensus.

Map of potential future venues, and Morbic Owners' locations . Last updated Feb '21

List of potential Morbic-worthy UK venues
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.
Wier Wood 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?)

Do you know the message in the flags?

Ignore this mini-text - [Spampoison removed]

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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.
Small Boats Magazine. July '21..

Suppliers recommended by Morbic Builders - See discussion on the Forum.
Sails James Lawrence Sailmakers
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 and Festivals, - Dinghy Cruising Association - Natuuralijk Varen - UKHBBR - Semaine de Golfe (Morbihan) - SeaFairHaven - and many more.

Weather, - To be added soon.
Tides - TidesChart (Worldwide).
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 "Buy and Keep". "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, let me know.

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 - Currently suspended..
Reading Sailing Club - 60 acre lake near Sonning. (BetaTestFloodWatch)
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.
Android App - Sailing Right of Way (by “Top Gallant” / Sharpitor) - Learn and practice the two paramount “give way” rules for sailing.

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? - Let us know.

    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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