First 210 Voile Magazine
Embarking on a restoration !
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.
See the pictures of the chief stages of this refit, followed
by the readers of Voile Magazine.
- 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.
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!
MEMORABLE STOPOVERS IN 2016
The sailing yacht drops anchor
at Saint Gilles Croix in the swell
The “First 210 Voile Magazine” is shown
at the Grand Pavois in La Rochelle
THE STORY CONTINUES IN 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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
You can take part in the game from 2 to 10 December 2017
See you on our “Event” page on 2 December.