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As anybody who has done it will tell you rebuilding a classic yacht can be very taxing on your supply of cash, materials, and manpower.At Woodstock Boatbuilders they’ve had to wrestle with all three problems while rebuilding the 1929 Fife designed Six Metre “Nada.”

Despite these setbacks the Boatbuilders at Woodstock have completed the hull construction and, with a few tense moments, rolled the 36’ yacht over so she now sits upright on her keel. Though behind schedule, Woodstock co-owner Andrew Robinson is still hopeful that, funds permitting, “Nada” will once again be on a start line for the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta in April.  In the meantime, work is “hotting up” as Boatbuilders Michael Coddington, Jim Child and apprentice Colin MacDonald fire up the steam box to coax Nada’s 112 new oak timbers (ribs) into place.

Every component of this restoration has to comply with the stringent building and weight restrictions that must be followed for Nada to regain her 6-Metre certification allowing her to compete against the hundreds of other yachts of the Class world wide.

Andrew is hopeful that one day the Caribbean will have its own 6 Metre racing scene and that these beautiful racing thoroughbreds will be a common sight at local regattas.

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