Classic boat
'The Stella’s beauty, sailing performance and space combine to produce a class that lives up to its reputation its average purchase price resulting in a classic that is more than worthy of consideration if you’re looking for an affordable classic.'

June 2013

The Stella featured in the top 300 designs featured in Classic Boat Magazine.'

Yachting World
Burnham Week 1961

'Last year a new Holman designed sloop Stella was launched by Tucker Browns two days before the week and took seven firsts in a row. One year later, twenty-four yachts have been built and another twenty-four are on order, which must be about the quickest growth of a keel-boat class in history. Fourteen starters came to the line in this new class, which is strictly controlled, and the places were well spread. Starlight of Mersea (R. Hill) did best with three firsts and three seconds but she did not have things all her own way by any means and several of the local boats were hard on her heels. Whirlwind II (R. S. Wilkins) which was sailed by several different people during the week, did well, and Starshell, owned by the designer of the class, C. R. Holman, had a first, a second, a third and two fourths.'
The Stella Association has been revived in recent years and is strongly supported by a growing number of owners, crew and others whose aim is to look after and further the interests of the class. The number of boats in commission is probably now the highest since the class was new in the 1960s. 2009 saw the 50th anniversary of the class, and the association is more active than ever. The association organises sailing and social events throughout the year and keeps members informed through mailings, an annual directory and several newsletters reporting on past events and future plans, as well as articles and general chat. The association also keeps an informal eye on the whereabouts of the boats and who owns them. New members are welcome. A full subscription (for owners) is currently £15 per boat, to include a maximum two owners at the same address; additional owners can opt to be associate members. Associate membership (for non boat owners) is £10. Contact the General Secretary for more information
Gatherings and Events 2014
The Annual General meeting is to be held at the Ballroom of the Saracens Head Hotel, Tindal Square, Chelmsford on the 7th March 2014. 7.30pm start. The exact programme for the coming year will be decided at the AGM but likely events where we will or may be taking part are:
May Early Season Supper. Venue to be decided.

Saturday 14th/15th June. 13th Suffolk Yacht Harbour Classic Regatta

We have an invite to attend at The Cowes Classics 21st to the 25th July. www.cowesclassicsweek.org

Mesrsea Week 10th 16th August. www.merseaweek.org

For further details contact General Secretary