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Piers Thornewill
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29th January 2024 - 9:52 am
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Hello everyone,

Having learnt to sail in our family Twister back in the day, I’m now looking to purchase one of my own. Ideally she’d be all GRP, but will also consider composite, and in any condition. I’ll be keeping the boat around Falmouth area, but happy to view anywhere south or slightly further afield (am in London most weeks). 

If there’s any owner out there who may be tempted to part with their pride & joy, please drop me a line or give me a call!

Piers

M: 07742136028

E: pthornewill@hotmail.com

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Tony Head
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7th February 2024 - 12:03 pm
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Hello Piers.  Wishing you every success in finding a Twister to suit you. 

I well remember racing against your father, Simon DSC, in his Twister CHEETAH during the Services Offshore Regatta in July 1991.  I was sailing my Twister TRIPLE VENTURE and we were neck and neck from the start at Gosport, round the Nab, on to Poole Fairway, across the Channel and round the Casquets and Sark, finishing at St Peter Port.  After athat distance and within a few boat's lengths of one another all the way, your dad just pipped me by a few yards during the final short leg from Lower Heads to the finish line.  Both of us, and our crews, were exhausted after trimming sails continuously all the way!

Tony (Head)

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Piers Thornewill
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12th February 2024 - 10:32 am
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PHOTO-2023-05-14-17-28-45.jpgImage EnlargerSea-Cheetah1.jpegImage EnlargerSea-Cheetah-2.jpegImage EnlargerTony Head said
Hello Piers.  Wishing you every success in finding a Twister to suit you. 

I well remember racing against your father, Simon DSC, in his Twister CHEETAH during the Services Offshore Regatta in July 1991.  I was sailing my Twister TRIPLE VENTURE and we were neck and neck from the start at Gosport, round the Nab, on to Poole Fairway, across the Channel and round the Casquets and Sark, finishing at St Peter Port.  After athat distance and within a few boat's lengths of one another all the way, your dad just pipped me by a few yards during the final short leg from Lower Heads to the finish line.  Both of us, and our crews, were exhausted after trimming sails continuously all the way!

Tony (Head)

  

Hello Tony - that really was a memorable trip, and rather a Baptism of Fire for me! We had day-sailed Sea Cheetah up from Cornwall, mostly in the sunshine as I remember. During the race, as it got dark crossing the channel, I started to feel decidedly green and it was only by focusing on getting ahead of you in Triple Venture that I managed to hold out! The celebrations in St Peter Port were then and are still very hazy, but we did remember to hold onto the trophy which took pride of place on Mum & Dad's mantlepiece (pic attached).

Dad moved on to bigger and more modern boats for a while, but we are now looking to go back to a trusty Twister that we can teach the children/grandchildren in.

Thanks for the memory of that race, and hope you're still enjoying some sailing!

Piers

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