The largest 'Maurice Griffiths' website in the world.

          For owners and friends, by owners, helped by friends.

With very active owners all over the world, we offer real help to fellow owners.




Next Essex shore based Meeting.

Annual Meeting 25th March!

Bradwell Marina Bar.

1230 for lunch, meeting at 1400.

Marina bar open for EOG Members!

Call me for more info on: 01621 778859

Special gifts for first 6 members signing in,

Plus free first drink for all members attending, as usual!






"I found my pulse beating with suppressed excitement as I threw the mooring buoy overboard. It seemed as if that simple action had severed my connection with the life on shore; that I had thereby cut adrift the ties of convention.

The unrealities and illusions of cities and crowds; that I was free now, free to go where I chose, to do and to live and to conquer as I liked, to play the game wherein a man's qualities count for more than his appearance."

Maurice Griffiths, The Magic of the Swatchways.

Click on Maurice's picture to go to his page



'Sailing Today'



Enrol with us!!

Join us today -  free!    Our on line form has is for  owners and those wishing to enrol as 'Friends'. (you may be wanting to purchase one of our designs, or be an ex owner/builder). Please join us. Click here and fill the form in with full address and contact details, plus if applicable, info on your boat, name, design, sail no. rig, where moored/cruised.


We will reply to you.

Why Enrol?  Numbers  now over 1,650 and still growing, 

over 15 years on!!

Note: there is a separate Owners Forum that you can register with, see link below

Stop  Press!

The Eventide Owners Group news page, updated regularly

Click here


 for the


latest news.


If you enrol and do not get a reply, it may be because the e-mail address you wrote on the form, was not quite right and it will not work!  If you do not hear from us in a week, mail us direct at the address below.  We always reply to your enrolment.  But we may be off sailing, as we actually own and sail these boats too, so have a little patience please!



The eBay Search page!

Click here to go to it..

For every item bought through this page, EBay donates a few pence towards the upkeep of the site.



Photographs! -  Hints and Tips - and a plea for even more - click here


      Burgees for sale


  Des Sleightholme        


FORUM       The Eventide Owners Group Forum, click here to join.

Note: this is just to register on the free Forum.   A way of contacting other interested parties without going through the Owners Group.  This is not to enrol as a member or friend in the Eventide Owners Group.

To do that see enrolment link above left...



 and logs


The EOG Photo Gallery

***** Photos, Photos and more Photos *****

Go to the Gallery for pages of pictures of all our designs.

Plus the Searover!

Separate Pages now for the Golden Hinds, Barbicans etc!

We now have 2,814 pictures of 637! different boats, and that's just on these photo gallery pages and the pages linked to it, the Builders page and the Featured boats section.   We are very pleased that so many of you are coming forward and sharing your pictures and articles with everyone.  This site has now become the biggest archive of Maurice Griffiths and other Y.M. designs, in the world, thanks to you.

Enrol with us

This is separate to the Forum, see above!






Our Boat designs


We have a whole raft of CD's, of all our boats drawings,

see our Designs page! Available at cost to members.

 Click the link on the left to see more

and on the link on that page to all Colin Faggetter's designs.


 2018 Events
Owners tips


Newsletters and logs

We had many back editions to view here, your logs, (in one of our designs only please!), and articles are still wanted. 

Please take the time to read the pages explaining why we formed, the 'introduction'  pages.  We are owners and friends, supporting owners! 

See the advice page or the hints and tips!  We offer, real practical help to all those  owners of the Y.M. sponsored designs, and to the owners of other craft by the same designers.  We have a team of experts who have built their own boats, and are able to answer most questions regarding the problems one might encounter at any stage of building or sailing.  We are printing many hints and tips, from owners, some new, some you may have seen before, but all relevant. 

The Eventide Owner's Group  has a bright burgee to fly!....   See the Burgee page

See also the donations page for the state of our finances and how to keep this page going.


Above, John, the website co-ordinator seen with Marjorie and Maurice on the occasion of M.G.'s 90th birthday party, that John organised..  The sail past was on local TV!


The CD as above, left contains well over 1,500 photos of Y.M. design boats, extracted from the site,  no other boats, just OUR boats, 650Mb of them, now just £3.00. UK, or download them for free off the site!

The DVD on the right is the story of the building of an Eventide, on film, from lofting to launch, £7.50 UK.  Contact us for a copies of either. All proceeds to the EOG.  Plays on most DVD players or on a PC in Windows Media.

See 'Our Boat Designs' page for details of our boats and how to get hold of the drawings...



Click on the can to find out about discount Antifouling!

Pick up from Essex or get together an order for min 2 cans, for free delivery in mainland UK. Special deal for Europe too.

See the Stoppress page for more details.





Useful links




eBay Search page


Boats for Sale


Bits For Sale/Wanted


Need advice?


The advisors


Books by MG and about our boats etc


Featured boats


Old Comments Page


Photo Gallery


Builders & restorers


Gear that works!


The designers


Donations and Accounts


Thinking of insurance? Click here to save yourself some money

 and put a few pence in the EOG! 


Official Stuff


Here you can see the agreed minutes of our meetings, the constitution and rules.  The Accounts are added here too.

EOG Flyer


On the left we have added a new button to take you to a copy of a flyer designed by a member of the Steering Group, with this you can print out copies to pass to other owners in your area... or to leave in a plastic bag in their cockpit....


            2011 Webmaster now Peter Webster, a Seagull contact of John's.                  

Contact us at enquiries@eventides.org.uk

Site dedicated to the memory of Barry Sturrock

This page and its predecessors by Barry and John were one of the first ever websites back in 1992.

Before almost anyone else had internet or e-mail, sounds impossible today.

Helping our fellow boat owners for nearly 25 years, bringing pleasure to many and enjoying doing it!


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