Friday, 14 June 2019

The Falmouth Classics

We have come to Falmouth to enter the Falmouth Classics rally.  Though this has been running for some 30 years, Bonita has never previously taken part.  Lots of Gaffers and other old boats appeared today and we had to move Bonita a couple of times to accommodate new arrivals.  Over 100 boats in all are taking part.  Among other arrivals, Calismarde with Geoff & Jane and Susan J with Dave & Julie turned up.  Calismarde had come from Wales, and Susan J from a recent trip to Brittany.

The picture shows the view of the marina filling up with old boats.  The size and number of boats mooring up far exceed the normal loading on the pontoons.  Fortunately, having been well designed by the excellent firm of Beckett Rankine the marina seemed well able to handle this extra load.

In the evening we had pasties and beer served up on the pontoons, and then a convivial evening aboard Susan J.  We look forward with anticipation to the racing tomorrow.

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