Thursday, March 1, 2012
LOOKING UP, EXPENSIVE, DIFFERENT and at the SUNSET
I spotted this sitting at the dock in Falmouth and at first thought it might be something to do with the British Armed Forces Joint Services Training organization which I had links to in my hang gliding days but nowadays JST.ORG.UK links to different body. The Tenacious is of on a circumnavigation and there are many new and repeat customers having an experience of a lifetime.
A wheelchair in the air is an unusual sight but not on the Jubilee Sailing Trust's square rigger Tenacious. The trust offers those with physical difficulties a chance to go sailing. The vessels are adapted to be wheel chair friendly.
Slipstream appeared this morning but no sign of the owner one Simon Cowell. This mega monster is reputed to have cost close to 200 million US dollars and costs about the same at the fuel dock I guess.
This motor yacht has been here for a while and stands out from the crowd with it's unconventional looks and an odd name. She is called Bartender.
Maisie Rose of Bristol anchored in Falmouth a day or two ago and I have not had a chance to talk to the owner yet. At first I thought it might have been a fishing boat conversion but on closer inspection it seems to be a new build with some fishing boat in the design and an old fashioned gaff rig.
LOOKING AT THE SUNSET RACING
No chance of seeing a green flash in Falmouth but the sunsets get spectacular sometimes as the setting sun lights up the clouds and shoots bright rays up from behind the hils.
Also shooting along were the usual bunch of lasers being raced by the kids from the Antigua Yacht Club. I suspect racing would have been called of in the UK by Elf and Hatey, it was blowing 20 knots and gusting to 20.
Posted by John Duncker at 1:22 PM