|Launched||2/2/1978 (date of contract) Launched 1979|
|Previous Owners||Bernard Johnson (original owner). Originally at SPYC. Later Mike & Christine Shannon, sold to Derek Desaunois in 2010|
|Previous Names||CL. Listed in later records as “C.L”, but original membership application form has the spelling “Ciel”|
The Yacht’s Story
From Derek Desaunois, Aug 2010:
Just for useless trivia: the name change from CL to Ciella came from the first 3 letters of one of my daughter’s first name and the last 3 letters of my other daughter’s first name. I guess it was meant to be as being so close to the original name. Just had time for my first multiple-day singlehanded ocean trip in a long time and enjoyed it thoroughly.
What a boat! And indeed get lots of comments in the marina (although I’m not known as a great conversationalist when I’m working). Got to get somebody mad enough to go out there in a tinny and make some photo’s under sail.
After restoration work 2013 (D Desaunois) – note the hard dodger and beautiful interior: