Morning Cloud

Launched 1971
Owner Peter Darwin
Purchased 24/6/2015
Configuration English coachroof
Colour White topsides, navy blue hull
Berthed  Conway, North Wales
Sail Number n/a
Australian Registration n/a
State Registration n/a
Call Sign
Builder Aquafibre Ltd England
Hull Number
Fit Out
Previous Owners Claude Barre and A.M. Groen, then Bob van der Wilt and Jaap and Mieke Hollebrand from 2003 until June 2015 (berthed at Hellevoetsluis in Netherlands).
Previous Names Vahini III

The Yacht’s Story

Build by Aquafibre in England for a France boat show. And sold to a Frenchman Claude Barre.  She is not the original Morning Cloud belonging to Ted Heath, which was lost, but renamed after her.

About the Owners

Bob van der Wilt and Jaap and Mieke Hollebrand were proud co-owners of this Morning Cloud.  They made a great website for her, just click here: Webpage

From Peter Darwin, Aug 2015:

Hello Simon. Well, what a nice surprise to hear from you. Bob mentioned that he had mailed you regarding the change of ownership.  I will keep Bobs website (with his permission) as it is well constructed. It has a transcribe facility for the text .Just click on the union flag top right.  She is in super condition and a credit to Bob who has spent a lot of time and money on her.  This is my first yacht. Five years ago I took a RYA dinghy course at my local sailing club and bought an Enterprise dinghy. 

We (my brother and I) will be sailing her from Holland and round to Conway, North Wales.I will keep you posted about this.

That’s it for now Simon. I also would like to join the S&S 34 club please.  And a big shout to the skipper and crew of Azzurro, Sydney Gold coast race.


Photo: Bob van der Wilt

Photo: Bob van der Wilt

Photo: Bob van der Wilt

Photo: Bob van der Wilt

Photo: Bob van der Wilt

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