Adur Rose : Scottish Enthusiasm
Adur Rose is the boat used by Philip Bristow to research the material for Through The French Canals, first published in 1970. The cover illustration featured his Hillyard, then called Gay Wippet. Renamed Adur Rose in the mid 1980s, she was being sailed enthusiastically by Philip Allison in 2017, attending many events and regattas around her home port in Scotland.
The introduction to the current 13th edition of Through The French Canals
still acknowledges the original author, Philip Bristow,
and the Hillyard used to research the book.
Adur Rose : Broken Up, Summer 2019
In July 2019 I learnt that Adur Rose was being broken up at the Ardfern Yard in Argyll. She was reported to have extensive rot in her underwater hull planking, starboard side, and to be well beyond economic repair.
Adur Rose Statistics
Built : 1962 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : 31' 0"
LWL : 28' 0"
Beam : 8' 7"
Draught : 3' 6"
Displacement : 8 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : 303050
MMSI : 235097137
OGA Boat Number : 7066
Signal Letters : ZQQW8
Adur Rose Custodians & Home Ports
J Philip S Allison (?-2010-2019) Port Rosneath, Gareloch, Scotland
A Oswald (of Lincolnshire) (?-?)
IJ Hobbs (1978-1980-?) Gosport, England
AM Birt (1976-1977) Hamble, England
Mrs Angela Harvey (1972-1975) Stoke Gabriel
Philip Bristow (1970-1971) Warsash, England
VC Jackson (1968-1969) Langston
FW Jackson (1966-1967) Hamble, England
AE Wheeler (?-1963-1965) Littlehampton, England
Page last updated : July 2019