April 13 We have a new 52' Fexas member, got the
following email, james
If you link to
woodiesrestorations.com under "current work" you
will find "83 Midnight Lace" and this has a running timeline
of the full restoration of this rarest of rare Cheoy Lee
projects. Each one of the 11 of this model that were built
was entirely hand-built and each one slightly different as
each was custom-made. All hardware is bronze and all
cabinetry is solid Teak. All joinery including the dovetail
joints on the drawers is hand-cut!
Of the thousands of designs created by Tom Fexas this was
his "first and finest" in his words; designed to reflect the
commuter yachts of the 1920's and utilizing the design
principles of the light, sleek and fast PT boats of WW II.
April 13 We have three Clippers for sale,
Click Here for info
Here is what I believe is a complete list of all the OS50s
built by Cheoy Lee (and one hull built of steel in Holland)
as created (for the most part) by Neil Helleberg of the
Alden office, just before he closed it down and the plans
were all sent to M.I.T. The printed material is from N.H.,
while the penciled notes are mine. As you can see, there
were variations on the main theme (full keel, aft cockpit)
but there were more than 20 hulls built. Albert
Lingelbach aboard "Lady Ann"
for PDF file submitted by Al
Jan 2013 I have
finally started a page for owners that have either crossed
an ocean or circumnavigated.
Click here for page.
Contact us if you fall into either of these categories.
Nov - 2012 Member submitted the
following YouTube video. Promo from the movie Sand
Pebbles but has some old footage of the Cheoy Lee Yards.
Click Here to view
Nov - 2012 There is some great history of the Cheoy Lee
company in the current newsletter from Cheoy Lee,
Click Here to read.
In addition Cheoy Lee has created some history pages on
models produced each decade with many models listing the
Here to visit their history pages
Nov - 2012 Wayne Robinson, our first member from Hong Kong
recently submitted the following great pictures
taken from SAWADEE, my 'Perry' Offshore Cheoy Lee 35. Hong
Sunday14th Oct, 2012.
Taken from a Kite between 50 & 100 ' at around 4-5 kts - 3
kt wind +
sailing speed of boat.
Will work on different sailing angles and trying to work the
angles as I think she would look great on a broad reach with
her Spinnaker or A-sail hoisted.
Hope to do that this coming weekend.
Oct - 2012 We got the following email this month -
James and Cilla
On October 14th we crossed our outbound track on the
east coast of Australia thus completing a 12 year
circumnavigation of the world in our Cheoylee 41 ' Virgos
Child'. A no time did we feel that she was ever going to let
us down. On our way around we encountered several of our
sisterships in exotic ports which is a great testament to
the seakindlyness of these vintage cruisers. All in a great
trip in a great vessel
Terry and Elaine McCarroll
July - 2012 We received the following email from
Practical Sailor magazine www.practical-sailor.com is
updating its used sailboat reviews and looking for
high-resolution (300 dpi) color images of the Cheoy Lee
41and the Cheoy Lee Clipper 36 and 42. Specifically, we are
looking for photos of boats under sail, but good photos of
the cockpit, deck, and interior would be appreciated. If you
would like to help Practical
this project and feature your boat or another member of the
Cheoy Lee Sailboat Associations boat in the upcoming
reviews, please send them email@example.com.
Please include your contact information and any known
details about the boat where relevant (owner, year, boat
name, home port, etc.). Thank you very much for your
Any questions about the project may be directed to Practical
Darrell Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April - 2012
has a face book page for the Frisco Flyer's
April - 2012 My name is Mike Schock and
I am the owner of a 1979 Offshore 41 sloop rig (Ray Richards
design). I have recently pulled the original spruce
mast and boom and will be replacing them with aluminum.
I would like to offer the original spruce mast for sale on
the association web site. The mast and boom are in
excellent condition and were last painted in 2008. I
am located in Southern California so it would be best if any
potential buyers were located nearby to avoid expensive
shipping costs. I would appreciate it if you would
post this on the association web site. I have already
created a post on the association Delphi forum page. I
can be contacted at email@example.com
2012 - have some new pictures of the Lapworth 50,
Click Here for page
Oct 2011 -
Message from James - many of our members need to update
their email address. Please email us at
to update your email address. Please include your
name, make of your Cheoy Lee and her name to make is easy
for us to locate your member information. Thanks,
Oct 2011 -
name is Steve Archambault and I recently purchased a 1976
Cheoy Lee Luders Ketch. She is 36ft long and is named “Windeva”.
My home port is Falmouth Maine. I am currently sailing south
along the eastern US coast and plan to head to Tortola for
early December. I would like to get together with several
other boats planning to make the crossing to the Islands or
to Bermuda, and then on to the Islands. Currently I am solo,
but would not be adverse to having someone else on board
looking to make the crossing. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan 2011 We
now have a new page with contact information for Jonathan
Cannon. This page has information on parts etc for your
Cheoy Lee. This page is a collaborative effort with
Jonathan Cannon at Cheoy Lee Shipyards, Ltd.
Click Here for page
Thanks for Visiting and smooth