The Name

P1000992The original Henrietta was a chicken.

The boat Henrietta has been renamed twice (and it’s brought no bad luck, and lots of good luck!). In June 2015, when newly owned by M, “Henrietta”  was  “Baltic Amber II” and before that, when based in Italy, “Poema”.


Named “Henrietta” in honour of family ancestry – by which I mean, because our family has been associated with other “Henriettas” in the past.

– Henrietta (1956): was the very first family chicken, a unique and beautiful Rhode Island Red! She was a family pet, strictly, Henrietta I.

The original Henrietta!

– Henrietta II (1959): an open all purpose 12 ft GRP dinghy (on the left below)

Henrietta II (c. 1962), Wargrave, River Thames

– Henrietta III (1965): a Silhouette Mk II, 17ft GRP sailing boat

Chichester Hbr etc001 Henrietta III (c.1967)

And so the current Henrietta should really be Henrietta IV, but that’s a bit of a mouthful.

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