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Z81 - a brand new Victory fit for the Class’s 90th year!

Commission a brand new Victory, Z81. Built by David Heritage in Cowes.

Join the Class in a brand new GRP Victory. Built to the Class’s exact technical requirements and low maintenance.

Prices from £30, 667 + VAT. Price includes:

  • Hull and deck, keel, internal moulding, bulkheads and rudder fitted to boat
  • Metal work and fitting (backstay, chainplates, tiller shoe, top plate and mast step)
  • Fibreglass seats
  • Painted cockpit coaming with teak trim
  • Plastic rubbing streak
  • Bulkhead hatches
  • Floorboards to fit internal moulding
  • Tiller

Additional options are available to customise her to your specific specification.

For more information please contact David Heritage Racing Yachts in Cowes

Zoe Whittaker’s avatar 18-Dec-2023 By Zoe Whittaker in For sale

Z69 – Zinnia for SALE

Built by J Perry in 1983,

Very sound iroko hull with impeccable racing pedigree (14 times Cowes Week Overall winner (last 2018), and overall white group winner).

Boat race ready, still performing consistently at the front end of the class.

Hull features

  • Double mainsheet (Raised)
  • Cascade Kicker system (not boomerang)
  • Central middle boat controls for Cunningham, Outhaul, Tack, Pole Uphaul,
  • Jib Halyard
  • Fast jib halyard/rig tuner
  • “Granny” Style comfort coaming for crew
  • Measured to minimum sailing weight


  • Mast (Collars) – with J Perry fittings
  • Boom – J Perry
  • Carbon spinnaker pole + wooden spare

At least 2 full setsof (Batt) Sails (including a set from 2021)

Additional Equipment

  • Tacktick and custom fitting
  • Electric pump including batteries
  • 1 fixed manual pump,
  • 2 sweeps and rowlocks,
  • Engine and bracket,
  • Anchor, chain and bucket,
  • All safety kit in date.
  • Custom toe straps, spinnaker bags, cockpit cover
  • Full laid up cover and cockpit cover

This years’ winter maintenance covered – with Zinnia race ready for the new season.

A great opportunity to purchase a well optimised and quick Victory.

Sale Price £9,000.00

Contact: John Scammell.

Mobile – 07779 284230

Scam’s avatar 05-Nov-2023 By Scam in For sale

Syndicate 24 Scheme

The Syndicate 23 Scheme aims to initiate and incentivise new members to own a Victory in partnership with two others. It is envisaged that the syndicate arrangement would be based upon use on key race days in the Calendar. This would be tailored to meet the mutual requirements of the syndicate owners. It may be that some prospective syndicate owners already sail together in any event!

The cost of owning a new GRP Victory is undeniably expensive largely due to the initial capital investment. After this, running costs are low with very little in the way of painting and varnishing.

The incentive will be provided by the Class on the basis that they will be the fourth part of the syndicate. The Class would not have any use of the boat for normal racing and, as such, would not be responsible for contributing to any running costs. Those costs would be divided between the three ‘owner’ members.

In return for providing the capital incentive the syndicate owners will be required to become full members of the Class. This will improve the Class’s revenue stream with the intention that repeat schemes can be rolled-out.

The purchase price for each syndicate based upon three shares (excluding the Class which takes an additional share). On top of this there will be the usual costs associated with yard, mooring and maintenance as well as the owner membership fee

We have tried to keep the explanation here simple to avoid getting bogged-down in too much detail. The finer points would be agreed between the syndicate owners and the Class. I hope that this gives enough information to understand the intentions of the scheme, how it will operate and the likely costs.

We are hoping that this will provide the basis of a way forward for affordable Victory Class sailing and improve the longevity of the Class at the same time. In the first instance please email me if you are interested in being part of the syndicate.

For more information contact our Class Secretary, Russell to discuss via

Victory Racing Mark Sponsorship

Would you like to see your name or company name on one of our racing marks located in the eastern Solent?

Marks could be a dedicated to a loved one, a birthday gift or a company promotion. All our racing marks are in close vicinity to Portsmouth harbour entry, marked on relevant Solent Charts and in the nautical almanacs.

For sponsoring a mark you will get a yellow racing mark with your name (and logo) printed in black. The mark is lifted every December and re-laid in March after winter maintenance to smarten it up.

Marks are available to sponsor now and for future seasons. Prices start from £1750, so please contact our Class Secretary to discuss via

Zoe Whittaker’s avatar 12-Aug-2020 By Zoe Whittaker in For sale

​For Sale – Half Share in Z72 Zingara - £4995.00

​​Zingara was built in 1990 and was the last of the prestigious wooden Perry victories to have been built. Zingara is in excellent condition and has been fitted out to a high standard. The sails are still competitive but are getting on a bit, so the boat would benefit from a new suit at some time in the future. She comes complete with trolley, outboard and tender although the latter is subject to separate agreement. Interested parties should contact Sid Dollery 07740 774731 or Andrew Thomas 07831 865093.

Gareth Penn’s avatar 10-Jul-2019 By Gareth Penn in For sale