The Owners – Tony and Chuffy Merewether
Tony and Chuffy started sailing from a very early age in various dinghies and met while sailing in Burnham week 1979 and have sailed together ever since including EAORA, RORC and Sail East races and have cruised the East Coast, Holland, Belgium, France and the Caribbean.
Tony joined David Chatterton’s crew in 1981 and Chuffy a year later and they both sailed with him on all his racing yachts named ‘Sensor’ until 2003 when David retired from racing.
Tony became Commodore of the Crouch Yacht Club in 2003 and stood for three years. Tony is a director of Clarke and Carter Interyacht selling new and used yachts and Chuffy works for Yachtline marine insurance, both based at Burnham on Crouch in Essex.
Their racing includes three Fastnets, four Cork weeks, a class win at Cowes and numerous wins at Burnham week with four Town Cup wins. ‘Amazon’ the Sun Fast 32 was Tony and Chuffy’s first yacht with 2004 being the first year of racing in their own name and the long list of excellent results and trophies has surpassed their wildest expectations, including EAORA overall champions in 2005.
In 2011 they sold the Sun Fast 32 and bought a new Amazon, a state of the art Sun Fast 3200 which will hopefully be as sucessful as the their previous yacht.