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If you have any Sabre 27 Rallies happening in your area, please let us know and we’ll add them to the site. And any write-ups and pictures from past rallies would be most welcome.

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Welcome to the Sabre 27 Owners’ Association

The Sabre 27 Owners’ Association is an active organisation that helps its members to make the most of this proven and capable yacht. It provides technical support and its organised events take the form of meetings and various local rallies, (with and without boats), bringing the eclectic membership together to exchange experiences, information and advice.

The Association is open to any owner, part owner, or anyone interested in the Sabre 27 sailing yacht. As well as information about events and access to an excellent network of experienced & friendly Sabre owners, members receive our regular newsletter Rattling Sabres. Our up-to-date technical handbook is presented to each new member.

The Technical Handbook, which was first produced in 2001 by our then Technical Officer Cliff Woolley, takes the form of an A4 presentation binder.  Over the years it has expanded substantially and contains a wealth of instructional information about the Sabre 27. It includes many useful technical articles either specifically written for the Handbook by various members or adapted from past Rattling Sabres.

Application for Membership

To apply for membership to the Sabre 27 Owners’ Association, click here for a printable application form and complete on line before printing – handwriting sometimes leads to errors! After completion, please post it together with your cheque for £40 (comprised of a £27 joining fee to cover the cost of the Handbook etc + £13 annual subscription) to The Membership Secretary (find the address on the form).

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The Sabre 27

The Sabre 27 was designed by Alan F Hill and the prototype was built in 1969 by Eric White of Marine Construction (UK) Ltd.  (Marcon).  Between 1969 and approximately 1982 some 400 hulls were moulded. When the Marcon went into liquidation the moulds were bought by Brue Yachts of Highbridge, Somerset who made a few boats until the early 1990’s. The moulds are no longer in existence.  Click here for more technical information.

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No-Survey Insurance

The S27OA has undertaken discussions with an insurer, in order to enable members to obtain insurance for their Sabre 27 class yachts without having to commission professional surveys. Details are set out in a pamphlet, which is only available to members of the Association.

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Sabre 27 Association Website

The Sabre 27 Association website is designed and managed by Tinstar Design of Lymington – graphic design Hampshire, web design & customised year planners to businesses in the UK and abroad.