I thought I’d share the following exchange of emails with members. Stellas are always warmly regarded…

Philip Waring
30 Aug (11 days ago)
to me

Dear Peter,


I haven’t seen Adrian for decades but I remember him, his sister their parents and Antares very well. Please make use of the email in whatever way you wish, I’ll email Adrian now.


All the best,

On 29 Aug 2016, at 22:10, Peter Dyson wrote:

Evening Philip,


I’ve just this minute received the following. Any objections to me forwarding your email address to Adrian and/or posting the email on the website?






Sent from my Samsung device

——– Original message ——–
From: Adrian Savage
Date: 29/08/2016 22:02 (GMT+00:00)
To: Peter Dyson
Subject: Stardust

So, there we were on our way up the Wallet when a very recognisable transom was spotted.  Back in the day (1970s and 1980s) I sailed a Stella that my Father has owned, No 110, Antares.  In those days when racing, a view of Stardust’s stern was the best we could achieve.  I have to say that I was and am more a cruising than racing sailor of keelboats but the sight of this exceptionally pretty Stella brought back memories of sailing off the East Coast, the races to Ostend and Calais on the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekends and the channel cruising to the Scilly Isles, Channel Isles and Brittany.


Unheard of in the 1970s, I was able to Google Stardust from a mile offshore and find that she is owned by Philip Waring who was, back in the day and hopefully still, married to Tessa.  It was, as it turned out, Philip’s son who was at the helm when this photo was taken off Clacton, so the tradition of Fathers entrusting their precious boats to their children would seem to be alive.


If you have PW’s email address, perhaps you could forward this for me.


Best wishes


Adrian Savage