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Boats in St Ives bay 2013

Despite the unsettled conditions and a mention of force 7 in the inshore forecast, two luggers made the passage around Lands End to participate in the annual maritime heritage event held in St.Ives last week end.
The Barnabas, which was launched off Porthgwidden Beach back in 1881, was sailed by the venerable Adam Kerr and crew whilst the 20ft Celia Elizabeth, built by students of the Falmouth Marine School in 2007, was crewed by Capt. Peter Morgan and members of the St.Ives Jumbo Association for the Boats in St Ives bay.
In the event, there was hardly enough wind and even the heavy rain that was forecast fell over the land. So spirits were high aboard the jumbo Celeste as she sailed on the ebb tide – further west than ever before to meet both luggers off Pendeen. As the tide turned, a fresh NW breeze sprang up and soon all three were making dramatic progress towards St.Ives on the spring flood tide. The next morning, a ground sea prevented the smaller boats from sailing and so for a while Barnabas was the only ‘Boats in St Ives bay’. By mid afternoon conditions had improved and she was joined by Celia Elizabeth, both jumbos, Rupert Manley’s picarooner and Zephyr sailed by Scott Bowring.

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Boats in St Ives bay 2013

Boats in St Ives bay 2013

 

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