Saturday, 14 July 2012

Countdown - Three Quarter Ton IOR Yacht

Countdown was a MGRS34 Three Quarter Ton IOR Yacht. The Picture was taken in the 1980's showing Countdown racing in the Winter Series organised by Blackpool and Fleetwood Yacht Club on the River Wyre. Countdown has a slightly longer waterline than the standard MGRS34 and the interior was more spartan. The cockpit area was also different from the standard production MGRS34's.
Countdown was built by David Blatchford and constructed of composite epoxy around a p.v.c. core.
Is she still racing ??? Where is this yacht now ?


  1. not an MG, lighter longer faster, internal alloy spaceframe, seriously overhauled by myself and crew, last IOR cowes week class 2, lost out to Decosol by 1/2 point level rating, won the IOR mk 111 class. sold on to Ramsgate,moored on Cowes River last time I saw her.

  2. She is now at Marconi sailing club just about to go back in the water after a refurb my mate owns it hopefully it will be a quick boat.