|January 19, 2021 at 20:23 #26808|
Enrico Zaccagni, the new archivist for Camper & Nicholson, shared with me that he has made all the work that Jeremy Lines did to digitize the Nicholson 38 (and others) drawings available online!
Go to this website: http://www.cnyachting.com/the-archive/
Note: As I write this, the website seems to be a work in progress that improves each time I try to use it. So be patient, it’s great C&N is putting any effort into making this information publicly available.
You can search by your Boat Name, but I believe this only works if your boat name is the same as originally built. If the archive recognizes the name, you can click on the result and see a thumbnail version of the 79 blue-print drawings for the original design for our boats.
Note: I don’t think the intention is for this site to allow you to download those drawings. The archive page says “The website is intended to supply an overview the archive; for in-depth research and hi-res materials, our team can be contacted”.
If searching by your boat name doesn’t work, search by Boat Name: “Rainshadow” using no other search criteria, and you will get 1 result that shows thumbnails of the 79 available drawings. (That’s our boat name and I know it works.)
Or if you want to see a list of all Nicholson 38 boat names that the archive knows about, enter this search criteria:
Category: Yacht Sail One-Design
With this search criteria, you get 129 results. You can change the order of the results by clicking the column header.
If you want to try to compare the 129 results with tour group’s Member Directory, I recommend you sort by the year built. Even then it’s a bit confusing because our list is by last known boat name, while the C&N list is by first boat name.
Once you are viewing a result, there is a Request Information form. I sent in a request for information and did not get an autoreply, so I suspect this request for information may go directly to Enrico. I will update this posting once I get any response.
Enjoy exploring this new archive.
Here is the announcement that Enrico asked me to make available:
|February 16, 2021 at 19:23 #26856|
I did get a reply from Enrico to my request back in January – I’ve copied it below –
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