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Slamat is a Sparkman and Stephens design Sagitta 35 yacht built in Denmark by Bianca yachts in 1973
She was originally commissioned in the UK but has since spent time under a Dutch flag before coming back to home waters.
We sold our old boat Pegasus in 2014 and had been looking for something smaller to allow us to spend time together sailing the cruising grounds of the Europe and beyond.
We found Slamat in may 2016 while looking for a Sparkman 34 ft. We needed a good design and a stiff boat that could take us far and wide. I wanted a tiller helm again after many years sailing with a wheel, and so the Sagitta 35 design looked perfect. In truth you could say Slamat found us!
After looking around we found a good looking example and purchased her from her Dutch owners. Early July saw us sailing from Breskens to Cowes and spending some exciting time on board getting used to a monomaran again. Winter 2016 /17 saw an extensive refit and modification detailed on other pages and in early May 2017 she was back in the water.... Ready.
Our plans this year include a circumnavigation of the UK and Ireland and we will see where we go from there.
The general scheme is to leave Cowes Monday 5th June on the morning tide, sail out past the needles, throw a leftie and make for Dover and north up to Fair Isle. Shetland for a rest then out, Passing Rockall to Port (thanks Gavin) and on to Western Ireland, possibly Galway by early July. I will then fly home for Louis birthday and end of term, then we all hope to fly out to Ireland early July and spend a month or so cruising... SW Ireland, Scillies, South coast and back to the Isle of Wight by mid August... We will see how we get on... we may even find Elvis along the way !!