There is a tabernacle system available for the Vega. It has been used by the
DUtch Vegas for many years as they sail on inland lakes with canals so have
to lower their masts many times to get under the bridges. Best I have seen
in 8 minutes dropping, under the bridge then 8 minutes...
Hi All Vegarites (UK South Coast)
The annual Solent Bash will be taking place from Friday May 27th - Monday May 30th. All welcome.
Meet friday afternnon/evening at Haslar Marina for drinks/meal/chat at the Lightship Club.
Saturday 28th Race Day for serious and crusining with a gurees your...
Hi Nick & Wilhelm
The series 2 has the boom furling either through the mast or through
the boom depending on each different Vega. The Series 1 Vega has a
track that is attached to the outside of the mast so the boom can
slide up and down. The sail also goes up a tack slide riveted to the...
Just received five of them today. Two sold, one reserved, two spare. Price is £195 plus carriage. Best piece of Vega gear I make by far. Ask anyone that has one. Really strong, 5mm thick chainplate with complete weld so no mast collapse from the chainplate weld giving way. If you wanyt...
The Binding Registartion Form is now available for the IFR2008 to be
held in Harwich (30th June - 5th July 2008)
It can be downloaded from www.albinvega.co.uk or email direct at
We now have some more copies of Gulshan Rai's book about his sailing experience aboard his Vega which he sailed from the UK towards India. A sad ending but a good read. If anyone wants a copy then the price is £10 plus carriage. All proceeds are going to VAGB.
Just received ten signed copies of the book "Sailing The Oceans"
which tells of a trip from the Hamble in The Solent to India that
ended in disaster in The Red Sea in the Vega L'Horizon (renamed
Jaykus). A fine read (in fact three books in one) telling of three
I have uploaded a photo of the new bilge drain replacement. Made from
phosphur bronze and comes complete with new plug. Hand engineered. Five
left but more can be made in time for the new season. I have had to change
two in the last week and so had a few spare ones made. Price in UK...
I have downloaded your article on your trip with your Vega Lyra. Do you
mind if I add it to the Vega CDROM? I would also like to serialise it in
the Vega Newsletter. Let me know if you dont mind. I do not have your email
address so trying to contact you via the yahoo group
Best way I have found to remove the skin fittings and valves at one go is to use an angle-grinder on the outside and grind of the lipof the skin-fitting (carefully) then just push it upwards - piece of cake but be careful
Stuck at home instead of sailing. Been painting and scraping a 40 foot
container with Red Oxide, a lovely job! All for the children of the village
so all in a good cause so I keep telling myself!
Off sail teaching for three days on The Solent so must wait until then. Dont
I will be doing the eight inserts (316 stainless) plus a tube of fixing, plus eight M6 Countesunk (316 stainless) machine screws plus fitting instructions for £30 plus postage. I will be fiiting a sset today so I will take photos and let you know how it all goes.