Zante Goes Racing
The HBA's membership secretary and yacht racing enthusiast, Robert Griffiths, has spotted a request for a JCH racing certificate for Zante, one of the Harrison Butler designed Z4's. Given that the Association has not had news of Zante since 1999, it's great to know that she's in racing condition. The application included some recent photographs of Zante, reproduced above. Let's wish Zante good luck in the 2018 races !
Jim Broad's Zante
A previous owner of Zante was Jim Broad. When he died in 1999, it was fondly recalled that he sailed Zante single-handed (mostly) and that when not in commission, Zante's engine was lodged under his kitchen table - his long suffering wife, never once complaining !
Jim kept her at Newton Ferrers on the River Yealm in Devon but she's now berthed across the Channel, in St Malo.
Built : 1939 by Alfred Lockhart (Marine) Ltd in Brentford, Essex, England
LOA : 21' 9"
LWL : 18' 8"
Beam : 7' 2"
Draught : 3' 11"
Displacement : 4 tons TM
? (?-2018...) Baie de St Malo, France
Mike and Eve Waters (1994-?) River Yealm, Devon, England
Jim Broad (?-1991-1994) River Yealm, Devon, England
• None found (July 2018)
Page last updated : July 2018