Marcita's first owner took her from Pin Mill up to Yorkshire, berthing her in Bridlington as a member of the Royal Yorkshire.
Her second owner Mr Vickers bought her in 1963 from Moody's in Bursledon on the Hamble.She was sailed on the Solent until 1970 he moved to Brantham so she was moved to the Orwell.
One of her first outings from the Hamble ended dramatically thanks to a poorly fitted forestay which came away as she tacked, bringing the mast down off Lee-on-Solent with an onshore wind. The owners two sonswere lifted from her by helicopter and taken back to Warsash where they had friends at the sailing club. The escapade made a couple of lines in the Daily Mail.
Below is a Beken shot of Marcita competing in the 1968 Round the Island Race
Marcita is available for charter though Classic Saling Club
Marcita was used by Classic Boat in 2007 for a monthly article on the RYA Day Skipper Course