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Sail Yacht 'Arkyla'

The boat:  Arkyla is a Swedish-built 2008 Regina 43 raised deck saloon.  Regina Yachts, originally based on the island of Vindö, are now part of the wider Sweden Yachts Group.

We purchased her in the back end of 2018, and spent 2019 sailing her in Solent waters whilst preparing her for more far-flung passages (currently delayed by COVID-19).

She is solent-rigged giving us a self-tacking jib on the inner stay as well as a larger genoa - which we have replaced with a double 'SIMBO' sail plan - on the forestay.  We have also replaced the original fully vertical-battened furling mainsail (which jammed!) with a short vertical-battened furling sail.

Although her mark is '43', stem to stern she is actually 45'6''; with only a master and one guest cabin, a raised saloon and lower snug, she is perfect for us to handle as a cruising couple and to have space for occasional guests when we need some slave labour.

Check out the Technical section for more details on her fit and the upgrades we are making to her.

Our Ensign

The Colours:  We have the honour to fly the defaced blue ensign of the Royal Air Force Sailing Association (RAFSA).  This is unique amongst the family of UK Blue Ensigns as it is the only flag to be light blue rather than the traditional navy.  Not to be confused with the Blue Ensign of the RAF Yacht Club situated on the Hamble (dark blue and defaced with only the eagle and crown, not the roundel), the RAFSA ensign may only be flown by former or serving members of the RAF (or members of other the Services if they have served with an RAF unit).

Arkyla: in the sailing press...
Latts & Atts cover
Cruiser Awards winners
Latts & Atts bio
Yachting Monthly - Oct 2023
YM - Drones 1
YM - Drones 2
YM - Drones 3
Yachting Monthly - August 2023
YM - Orcas 1
YM - orcas 2
YM - orcas 3
Yachting Monthly - May 2023
YM - Biscay 2
YM - Biscay 1
YM - Biscay 3
Cruising - June 2023
Cruising - Algarve 2
Cruising - Algarve 1
Cruising - Algarve 3
Yachting World - Mar 2023
YW. -ARC 3
YW - ARC 2
YW - ARC 1
YW - ARC 4
Cruising - Dec 2022
Cruising - Dolphin Cup 1
Cruising - Dolphin Cup 2
Cruising - Dolphin Cup 3
Yachting Monthly - 2022
YM - photography 3
YM - photography
YM -  photography 2
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