Welcome to the Nicholson 31 Association. The Nicholson 31 Association was formed in May 2004, 28 years after the launch of the first Nicholson 31, to bring together owners from around the globe.

The aims of the Nicholson 31 Association are:

  • to keep owners in touch with one another
  • to bring as many owners into the fraternity as possible
  • to provide a forum and source of information for owners
  • to provide a news bulletin for members
  • to promote an annual meet for owners

Membership - Join Us

Any Nicholson 31 owner wishing to join the Nicholson 31 Association, or anyone wishing to contact the Association, should email the Honorary Secretary.

As a first step for those wanting to join, consider completing and sending to the Hon. Sec. a Membership Application (and Boat details) Form

Annual membership subscriptions is £25.00

Associate membership subscription is £15.00 for:-

  • Co-Owner of a Nicholson 31, in support of the main owner who is a Nicholson 31 Association member
  • Regular Crew of a Nicholson 31
  • Former Member of the Nicholson 31 Association
  • Those interested in the Nicholson 31 Association

Class flag (optional) £22.00

Overseas owners please ask for further information on payment

Meet the Officers of the Nicholson 31 Association

Latest News

November 2023

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Raymond, our esteemed Honorary President.

We received the new from his wife Pauline who said Raymond slipped away on Tuesday 14th November 2023, aged 91.

It will be a great loss to his family, wife Pauline and his two sons Peter and Guy.

Raymond took on the role of Honorary President at the inception of the Association, over 19 years ago, and his his support will be missed by all.






April 2023

New Officers for the Association following the departure of the Honorary Secretary And Honorary Treasurer.

After a final fling at the boatshow Michael and Ian, the Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer of the Association have finally been able to relinquish their official duties.

The Association as we currently know it would not have been possible without the incredible amount of hard work, dedication and energy put in by both Michael and Ian over the last number of years.

Michael continues to sail Liberty Jane and I believe that Ian is always looking for the 'next trip' since he sold High Spirits - anyone needing the support of a fully experienced and trained Nicholson 31 crew could try an offer! Fair winds and following seas to you both.

The new faces are ably introduced on the Officers page, only Raymond as President and Mitch as Honorary Webmaster remain from the previous team although Allan and Barbara have had extensive associations with the Association - Allan was a founder member, previous Honorary Secretary and more recently Hon. Boat Sales. Welcome aboard to Nicole and Michael, who have jointly taken on the role of Honorary Editors - we look forward to their becoming involved in the first instance with the new Newsletter. 

From the original 'Officers Duties' call that went out last year the Association still requires further help - the post of Archivist has still not been filled and the Forum could do with some support to encourage contributions from members. Any volunteers would be most welcome.

Again, many thanks to Michael and Ian for their steadfast efforts and support over the years. The Association will always be indebted to you for the effort and vision that you have given to us all.

Mitch, Honorary Webmaster.



24th September

Day 8 at the Boatshow -

French Passages, Khamis #045 and Liberty Jane #095


23rd September

Day 7 at the Boatshow -

The Future, the Boat and the Association


22nd September

Day 6 at the Boatshow -

Sailing Maine, USA, Blueprint #113; Bill Roesner


21st September

Day 5 at the Boatshow -

Cruising UK, Liberty Jane #095; Michael Wright


20th September 

Day 4 at the Boatshow - 

Atlantic Crossing, Misty Ord #047; Jack Gifford & Alice PreĢat


18th September 

Day 3 at the Boatshow -

Argentina or Bust, Darteign #098; Eric Witheridge


17th September 

Day 2 at the Boatshow -

Nic31 Design and Development; Michael Wright


16th September

Day 1 at the Boatshow - 

Dolly V #092, Ownersip Since New, Alex Moore.


14th September

Details of the presentations programme for the Boat Show amended: Daily schedule


2nd September 

Raymond Wall, the Honorary President of our Association and designer of the Nicholson 31shares his reflections on his creation......

Reflections on the Nicholson 31