NORTHERN CHILD, a beautiful Swan 51' yacht, is a well established business specialising in cruising, racing, offshore passages and corporate charters in the UK, Mediterranean and the Caribbean.
|Year/Make/Model:||1984 / Nautor Swan / 51|
|Length:||51' 0" (15.54m)|
|Available in:||British Virgin Islands, Eastern Med, Spanish Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, British Isles|
Northern Child was built in Pietesaari, Finland, by Nautor Swan, which are widely acclaimed to be the finest production sailing yachts in the world. Swan yachts are renowned for their outstanding sailing abilities, their unfailing quality of construction and craftsmanship, their luxurious accommodation and their classic elegant lines.
Northern Child is one of naval architect German Frers' outstanding all-round designs and shares the same performance pedigree of 'Blizzard', a famous 51ft Admiral's Cup racer, except that Northern Child was also fitted with a lavish cruising interior and the hull sections were enlarged to accommodate the increase in displacement. Fast and easy to sail, she has four comfortable cabins sleeping up to 12 people. Northern Child is a fine balance between a racing and cruising yacht.
Northern Child was built in 1984 for an Italian owner, who has since become the owner of Nautor Swan. She was first kept in the Mediterranean as a family cruising boat and for some fun racing regattas such as the Swan World Cup. In 1997, she was sold to a British owner and sailed from Italy back to the UK, where she competed in several prestigious events before undergoing a complete refit in 1998/99. The refit included new teak decks, winches, sails, electronics and paint.
She was then purchased in March 2001 by Julian Sincock, and upgraded internally with new cushions, curtains and a complete revarnish. New equipment includes computer with Seapro navigation software, 220 volt invertor, generator, radar, GPS, SSB and VHF radios, water maker, Satphone, new main Yanmar engine, new sails and new running rigging. She is now maintained to the very highest standards to successfully complete the Atlantic circuit each year. Northern Child and her charter business changed hands in September 2008 with Christian Reynolds and Lucy Jones as the new owners.
Northern Child's team will look after you from the moment you contact us to your final departure, ensuring your safety and making your sailing trip an unforgettable experience. This year is Northern Child's 11th successive charter season. We are delighted to have developed a solid reputation for professionalism and reliability.We sail with 3 simple principles; sail safe, sail fast & have fun.
Christian is a Commercially Endorsed RYA Oceanmaster
Christian has logged over 70,000 nm, including over 40,000 nm on Northern Child in the Caribbean, UK and Mediterranean.
Christian started sailing aged 8 and quickly established himself at National level racing, representing Hampshire Schools sailing team and being National Junior champion in a number of classes. Over the past 15 years, Christian has consistently been at the front of many dinghy racing fleets and has twice won the RS600 Nationals, most recently in 2008.
Christian moved into yachting over 20 years ago and has cruised and raced many different yachts. Again he achieved much success racing, winning many Solent series and finishing first in class in the Round the Island race many times, with his best result being 4th overall.
Prior to purchasing Northern Child in September 2008, Christian had been in IT for 20 years in Sales and Consulting; working for companies like IBM, BT and Orange.
Buying Northern Child was about a lifestlye choice and doing something we love and are passionate about. Sailing, exploring, entertaining and meeting new people from all different walks of life!
Lucy is a Commercially Endorsed RYA Oceanmaster
Lucy has logged over 50,000 nm, including 40,000 nm on Northern Child including 5 transatlantics and racing and cruising in the Caribbean, UK and Mediterranean.
Lucy started sailing dinghies aged 8, racing around the UK in a variety of boats from Laser to RS800. Lucy's introduction to yachting was racing and cruising extensively on her families J92 around the Solent and South Coast of England. Since then Lucy has sailed on a variety of mono-hull and multi-hull yachts including Maiden.
Lucy graduated with First Class Honours in Earth Science from Imperial College in 2009.
Lucy is a great cook and has a comprehensive repertoire on board. Home taught by experienced cooks in her family, she has also completed an intermediate 5 day cookery course at Ashburton Cookery School.
|22 Mar - 24 Mar, 2013||Rolex St Thomas Regatta||Individual crew berths available|
|25 Mar - 31 Mar, 2013||BVI Spring Regatta||1st in Class and 1st Swan in 2012, Individual crew berths available|
|8 Apr - 13 Apr, 2013||Les Voiles de St Barth||Wholeboat charter available|
|27 Apr - 3 May, 2013||Antigua Sailing Week||Individual crew berths available|
|8 May - 7 Jun, 2013||Trans Atlantic Antigua - Azores - Portsmouth||Individual crew berths available|
|31 May - 2 Jun, 2013||Round the Island Race||Individual crew berths available|
|28 Jun - 30 Jun, 2013||RORC Morgan Cup||2013 Fastnet Campaign|
|12 Jul - 15 Jul, 2013||RORC Cowes-Dinard||2013 Fastnet Campaign|
|13 Jul - 19 Jul, 2013||Swan Europeans - Cowes||Individual Crew Berths available|
|26 Jul - 28 Jul, 2013||RORC Channel Race||2013 Fastnet Campaign|
|3 Aug - 10 Aug, 2013||Cowes Week||Spectating or Racing Available|
|11 Aug - 18 Aug, 2013||Rolex Fastnet Race||Now Entered for 2013 - Individual crew berths available|
|28 Sep - 6 Oct, 2013||Les Voiles de St Tropez||Crew berths available|
|17 Oct - 26 Oct, 2013||RORC Middle Sea Races||Wholeboat Charter Available|
|22 Nov - 15 Dec, 2013||ARC - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers||Now entered for 2013! - 5th in class in 2012|
|18 Jan - 25 Jan, 2014||Mount Gay Rum Around Barbados Race||Available|
|24 Feb - 28 Feb, 2014||RORC Caribbean 600||3rd in Class in 2013, 2nd in Class in 2011 & 2012|
|7 Mar - 9 Mar, 2014||St Maarten Heineken Regatta||3rd in Class in 2013|
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel.