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Traditional Boat Muster - 13 August 2011

07 Aug 2011 6:47 PM | Willis (Administrator)

The Fifth Traditional Boat Muster takes place on 13 August 2011, and

all club members are invited to sniff out a suitable boat and take part

in what is a laid back day of friendship and appreciation for

traditional craft.  “Traditional” is very loosely defined and all

comers are welcome, but generally the boats that take part have one or

more of the following features:  1) A gaff or yard  2) made of wood 

3)  brown sails  4) skipper with a beard .  In the past the event has

been enjoyed by crews in Drascombes, Shrimpers, Westerlies and

character boats,  as well as the wooden and the old in the ELYC Fleet.

 The rough programme is as follows, with matters over which traditional

boat sailors have no control shown in square brackets:


  1100 Rowing race in the fairway


 1215 Sailing Boats Start to Muster off Platcock


 1245 Parade of Sail


 1300 Sternchase


 1500 Cruise in Company


 [raft race in the bay 1530]


 [High Tide 1535]


 1800 Prize giving, Food (TBC), and Scuttlebutt in the ELYC Bar


Please register your interest and send a brief description of your

boat to Robbie Wightman by e mail:      Sailing

directions will be circulated to those taking part nearer the time. The

rowing race is for any rowing boat or sailing boat that can be rowed by

up to two oarsmen (ie, not intended to be for four man skiffs). 

Members who are not taking part may still want to put the date in their

diaries to come down and watch a different type of event going on.

 Traditional Boat Muster Sailing Direction 2011 version1.0.doc

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