Frenesi Of Clynder : Racing Enthusiast's Boat
Originally called Marguerita Helena III, a brief ownership by the Scottish sports car racing driver Ninian Sanderson in 1971 resulted in a change of name to Frenesi Of Clynder. In 1956 Ninian Sanderson and fellow Scotsman Ron Flockhart won the 24 Hours Le Mans in a Jaguar D-Type. The picture below is of the actual car driven by the two men which sold at Christie's in London in 1999 for £1.71 million. Ninian enjoyed yacht racing and loved McGruer designed boats; He owned the Dragon class Corsair built in 1947, the IC/R 8 metre Debbie, later renamed Fionnuala, built in 1961, another IC/R 8 metre also called Debbie built in 1966 and finally, in 1974, he commissioned McGruer to build the 3/4 Tonner Nippie Sweetie.
Frenesi Of Clynder is the third of four similar boats built by McGruers' the previous two being Sule Skerry in 1958, and Westward of Clynder in 1960. The fourth was Coigach in 1963. Most of Frenesi Of Clynder's owners took great pleasure in racing her, although the most recent, Thomas Board, has favoured cruising. He's taken Frenesi down to Portugal and back with his family of young children aboard, writing about the experience for Classic Boat magazine in 2007.
The name on the stern
Frenesi Of Clynder Statistics
Built : 1961 by McGruer & Co Ltd in Clynder, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
LOA : 43' 6"
LWL : 30' 0"
Beam : 11' 6"
Draught : 6' 2"
Displacement : 17 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 302439
Sail : N° GBR 1744
Signal Letters : 2HFX
MMSI : 235094536
Frenesi Of Clynder Custodians & Home Ports
Thomas & Anisa Board (2006-2018...) Port Solent, Portsmouth, England
David Hart (1997-2006) Poole, Dorset, England
Peter H Gray & CMR Hill (1979-1997) Holyhead, Wales
Peter H & RH Gray & CMR Hill (1974-1978) Holyhead, Wales
Peter H & RH Gray & MG Hunter (1973) Holyhead, Wales
AWH Cowper (1971-1972) Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
Ninian Sanderson (1971) Poole, Dorset, England
JL Maddocks (1965-1970) Poole, Dorset, England
Mr & Mrs TE Godden (1961-1964) Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
Page last updated : March 2018