We are very sorry to have to report that our Partner organisation, Sea Sanctuary, has decided that Boleh will not be suitable for the charity’s sail training operation. This is a judgement our Charter Agreement allows for during the initial trial year and we respect that decision – disappointing though it is for all concerned.

The challenge now for Boleh is to find a new home where her unique and complex design, sailing rig and power system can be put to work for the benefit of young people. This has certainly not proved straightforward to date.

In 1950 Boleh’s designer, Robin Kilroy (pictured) wrote of an apparently impossible task to realign her keel bolts: ‘When we did in fact achieve the impossible, I felt that, however difficult the problems and situations ahead of us, somehow we should find a way of getting over them.’ We intend to tackle the current set back in the same spirit.