Built: 1935 Parsons, Leigh on Sea
First Owner: Lewis Worsp,Wivenhoe
1947 Dr.W.Dean Wivenhoe
1962 West Mersea. (renamed "Lady be good")
1962-66 J. Laing, (renamed "Alcyone")
1966 M. James
1968 C&D Smith
1976 J. Baker
1977-85. Jill and Doug Green
1985-2000 Mike Goody and Carl Parkin
2000-2003 Graham Rayner
2003-2013 Graham Lewis
2013 WOD Owners Association
Current owner Nigel Cook
History and current condition
In 1966 I bought Lady be Good from Mersea, and renamed her Alcyone after a family collier that regularly sailed down to the NE coal ports to collect coal for Cliff Quay power station Ipswich.
The name Alcyone comes from a constellation of seven stars...Captain Dale had seven daughters, one born in the Butt and Oyster pub at Pin Mill...my great, great Aunts, one called Alice.
The sailmaker, Powells at Pin Mill were also part of the Family. Tom and Alice Powell retired to run the Station Hotel at Wivenhoe as tenants of the Cobbold brewery. (The Cobbolds own Ipswich Town FC.) My Mother lived there in WW2 when on leave. John Laing (previous owner)
Alcyone has been entrusted into the stewardship of Dennis Ilsley and should be contacted if you would like to sail in her this season.
March 2013: Alcyone purchased by association.
May 2013: Sold to Nigel Cook
April 2014: Launched