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The Schooner Sloop built in 1950 to a Alan Buchanan's Wind Elf design

Hightime under sail


Hightime : Enthusiastic New Owner
Ben McMinn has been in touch with a wealth of information about his Alan Buchanan designed 4 ton yacht, Hightime. Fully restored in 2007 this classic yacht featured in the June 2019 edition of Practical Boat Owner. She also appears in the August 2019 edition of Classic Boat. It would seem that almost fifty boats were built to this Wind Elf design between 1946 and 1965 at various yards. There reputation soared when Peter Poland and Anthony Brunner sailed one, Josa II, across the Atlantic in 1968. If you are out and about in the Solent this summer, keep an eye out for Hightime.

Hightime Statistics
Built : 1950 by Wm Wyatt in West Mersea, Essex, England
LOA : 25' 2"
LWL : 19' 0"
Beam : 7' 2"
Draught : 5' 10"
Displacement : 4 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 182772
Signal Letters : MSPN, MNTV6
MMSI : 232010161
Sail N° GBR9150T

Hightime Custodians & Home Ports
Ben McMinn (2017-2019...) Birdham Pool, Chichester, West Sussex, England
Mike Sinclair (?-2017) Birdham Pool, Chichester, West Sussex, England
Tony Fortnam & Tom Wilkinson (2003-2005-?)
Major General NV Watson CB OBE (1955-1961-?) Colchester, Essex, England
Commander Hilbert Hardy VRD RNVR (1950-1954) Colchester, Essex, England

Hightime Links
Hightime For Sale in 2017

Page last updated : August 2019


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