Dinghy Sailors Upriver Quest for Ice-Cream!

Last Saturday, 5 of the larger club dinghies set off with the tide and a reasonable wind at about 10am to navigate the twists and turns of the River Tamar on a voyage to Calstock.

The trip was a great success and several young sailors and their parents joined the group,  along with some older sailors!

The weather was great, not too hot and no rain.  However, the winds were quite challenging, as they varied in strength and direction depending on where you were on the river. 

Caroline and Katherine Duncan arrived with sandwiches to help feed the hungry crews when they arrived at Calstock and of course the much awaited ice creams made a welcome break before the return journey.

All were safely back at Weir Quay by 5pm. 

The boats were shadowed the whole way by Steve Kirby and Matt Newton along with Matt’s Dalmatian dog, Dappy, in the safety boat. It’s clear that the trip couldn’t have gone ahead without them, so a big vote of thanks is due to the three of them! 

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