First 210 Voile Magazine

Embarking on a restoration !

SEPTEMBER 2015

FROM "BLUE SHARK” to VOILE MAGAZINE"

This is the story of the FIRST 210 No. 14, one of the first of the iconic series first built in 1992.
Together with his team, François-Xavier de Crécy, editor of Voile Magazine,
set a monthly appointment with its readers, in which it featured this popular, practical
and very seaworthy little boat. 

The tracked down “Blue Shark”, which was in very poor condition,
at Ocean Nautique, then entrusted Rolland Yachting, a boatyard in Brest,
to give it a new lease of life.

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See the pictures of the chief stages of this refit, followed
by the readers of Voile Magazine.

  • SITUATION
  • REMOVING THE KEEL SANDING TREATING THE BALLAST
  • STRIPPED BARE
  • HULL COATING

Detailed inspection, lots of work needed…
  (Voile Mag October 2015)
A detailed examination of the First 210 was made by Yann,
the manager of Rolland Yachting.  Based on his survey,
a provisional work schedule was established.

 

 

After examining the situation, it was time to take
action with three big jobs to do : removing the keel, sanding
and treating the lest. 
(Voile Mag November 2015)

When you carry out boat maintenance, and especially
when you  renovate it from the fore foot to the aft beam,
you spend most of  your time sanding.  The right actions
and right equipment for stripping a hull are detailed in
“Les 7 règles d’or du ponçage”
[The 7 golden rules of sanding]
(Voile Magazine November 2015)

After renovating the deck, (Voile Magazine February 2016)
andrefittingthe lest (Voile Magazine March 2016),
a new process was chosen for the hull coating using a
mechanical  silicone-based antifouling, applied as an
adhesive. The photo shows the preparation of the
forward underside before the antifouling
sticker is applied. 
(Voile Magazine April 2016)

2015 TO 2016

FROM SAIL MAKING TO COVERING

Voile Magazine witnessed the making of the D4 membrane genoa in
the Incidence Technologies sail loft in Périgny, near La Rochelle.
Voile Magazine published a fascinating report in May 2016.

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New lifting rudders were also fitted. Lastly, the final stage was very moving
for the editorial team:  the boat looked brand new in its white and red covering!
Team work at its best!

 

 
 
 

JUILLET 2016

FESTIVITIES IN BREST FOR THE LAUNCH

Promise kept! The First in its new colours was launched amidst
festivities much to everyone’s pleasure. She is as seaworthy as ever.
You could sense the pleasure of the skippers at her helm.

First 210 - Brest 2016 long
 (
voile-magazine)

 
 

MEMORABLE STOPOVERS IN 2016

STUNNING PICTURES FROM
BRITTANY TO CHARENTE

Audierne & le Raz de Sein
First 210 Ile de Sein
 by voile-magazine

 
 
 

 -SEPTEMBEr 2016-

The sailing yacht drops anchor
at Saint Gilles Croix in the swell 

 

 -OCTOBEr 2016-

The “First 210 Voile Magazine” is shown
at the Grand Pavois in La Rochelle

 

 
 
 

THE STORY CONTINUES IN 2017

 

 -MAy 2017-

LEARNING TO SAIL
IN LES PERTUIS ON THE FIRST 210

A young couple embark on the small sailing yacht for the first trip
in Les Pertuis d’Antioche in Gironde.  A dream “school boat”, easy to manoeuvre making
her ideal for these beginners, who enjoyed two days learning to sail.

 

 

 

 -JUne 2017-

 from gironde to la garonne

A new adventure for the “First 210 Voile Magazine”, which on leaving Royan, said goodbye
to Cordouan, the kings' lighthouse, over 5 centuries old. The yacht then sailed up the Garonne canal
through its 53 locks, in the direction of the port of Saint-Sauveur in Toulouse.  This shows that the First 210
can adapt to all situations, whether at sea or on inland waterways, making her perfect for any voyage.

 
 

 

 -JUly 2017-

from the garonne to the mediterranean

After her last stopover in the Port of Saint-Sauveur, the boat continued its route along
the Canal du midi, connecting Toulouse with the Mediterranean Sea. After several weeks of river sailing, she dropped
anchor in the Étang de Thau lagoon, before returning to the sea, in the Mediterranean. 

 

 

 -SEPTEMBEr 2017-

the blue water of the mediterranean at last

After a trip lasting several months, the “First 210 Voile Magazine” finally reached the blue water
of the Mediterranean Sea and sailed from rocky inlet to rocky inlet, taking
in Marseille and Bandol. A breath taking succession of landscapes!

 
 

#BETHEFIRST

 -DECEMBEr 2017-

See the “First 210 Voile Magazine” at the upcoming Nautic de Paris
and, for the 40th anniversary of the First range,
try your luck at winning it!

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You can take part in the game from 2 to 10 December 2017
See you on our “Event” page on 2 December. 

EVENT