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Shalimar
1955 Shalimar MH7
1955 Shalimar MH7

CountryAustralia
Boat TypeColleen Class
Sail NumberMH7
YA77
ClubMiddle Harbour Yacht Club
RigBermuda Rig
LWL7.64m, 25.08f
Beam2.14m, 7.04f
Owner (s)Noel Hopkinson
Former CrewClive Rushton
David Stripwich
Ken Steel

Shalimar

From MHYC: The First 60 Years

Article by: Frank Likely

Noel Hopkinson's second next yacht was the Colleen class Shalimar and she is the yacht that most members associate with Noel, for he sailed it successfully in club races for 22 years. It was rare for Noel to miss a race, and as for retiring in heavy weather, Shalimar was sailed to the point of foundering. Shalimar was a very low wooded boat by modern standards. However, Noel revelled in it and was always at his best in heavy going.

It came as quite a surprise to me when Noel sold Shalimar after racing her for so many years with so much success. I'm sure that everyone had come to expect that man and boat were a permanent combination, but all things change and Noel's next boat was a 5.5-metre class called Crest.


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 From the MHYC Archives

Janaway and Shalimar at The Spit
Janaway and Shalimar at The Spit
Shalimar
Shalimar
Shalimar 1950
Shalimar 1950
1955 Shalimar MH7
1955 Shalimar MH7
Shalimar on wall at MHYC
Shalimar on wall at MHYC
Shalimar YA 77 John Moffet
Shalimar YA 77 John Moffet
Shalimar
Shalimar
Shalimar RORC Rating by Alan Payne
Shalimar RORC Rating by Alan Payne
Shalimar RORC Rating Charges by Alan Payne
Shalimar RORC Rating Charges by Alan Payne
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