Saturday, 23 February 2013

First Blog about Bonita's circumnavigation of UK at the age of 125

Bonita will set sail on her trip round the UK from Faversham, Kent in late April 2013. She will be under command of her skipper Dr Mike Beckett who will be aided by a variety of crew members. Bonita has been in the Beckett family for more than half of her long life. The photo below shows Mike's father, Allan Beckett, taking a sight during Bonita's first trip to France. As can be seen yachting was very different before the advent of synthetic fibres.
Bonita crossing the Channel in 1938 with Allan and Ted Beckett

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