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Sabre Rallies

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

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.

S27OA Dates for 2021

With the pandemic pressure apparently reducing, we have arranged bookings for a couple of events.

The 2021 South Rally will be at Marchwood Yacht Club, on Southampton Water, on 11th September. HW Southampton will be at 1443 on the Saturday. The pontoon berths are well sheltered and we always enjoy our visits. Catering this year will be by delivery and at our last rally a local takeaway outlet was very successful. Members whose boats are based far away are welcome to arrive by road.

The 2021 AGM will be on Sunday 21st November, at our usual venue of the Upper Thames Motor Yacht Club, at Sonning.

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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Discounted prices for charts and other nautical publications

The Association has negotiated an agreement, with a nautical publisher, for S27OA members to purchase many charts and other publications with discounts of up to 25%. For further details, click here.

25% Off Charts and Nautical Publications

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Rattling Sabres – the Newsletter of the Sabre 27 Owners Association

The Sabre 27 Owners Association has a magazine/newsletter which is published two or three times a year. It is filled with articles sent in by members including Technical subjects, engine/headlining replacement, sailing logs, modifications and improvements, experiences, association events and anything to do with Sabres and sailing them. Technical subjects are added to the Sabre Handbook for members future reference. The selection of covers below are paintings of members boats.

Rattling Sabres Newsletter

Rattling Sabres Newsletter – the Association Publication

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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.

Sabre 27 Owners’ Association Burgees


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.

15 Minutes of Fame by Ian French

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.