Clipper Fleet visits Queenborough

The Queenborough Harbour Trust, was very honoured to have the fleet of  twelve, ‘around the world’, state of the art, brand new  70ft racing yachts, prior to their start on Monday 2 September, after coming from London.

The British Sponsored Boat CV 26 Great Britain, which was on display in Trafalgar Square in London,was moored on the end of the All Tide Landing and the other boats on other moorings in the harbour!

This is the only race in the world where the organisers supply the fleet of 12 identical, 70-foot, stripped down racing yachts – each sponsored by a city, a region or a country – and man each with a fully-qualified skipper, employed to lead the crews safely around the globe. Clipper Ventures is the company which organises and runs this special event, founded by Sir Robin Knox Johnson, the first man to circumnavigate the world non-stop and solo!

The harbour trust, was also very honoured to have Sir Robin Knox Johnson as a patron of Queenborough Harbour trust and to have these yachts visiting and showing the potential of Queenborough Harbour.

See Pete Fisher’s photos here and here.

Swale News

To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of the cancellation of the Swale Regatta were greatly exaggerated. Alan Thorne, Rear Commodore of Hollowshore CC, informs us that the regatta did take place on the Friday. It was a great race around the island from The Receptive Buoy, Faversham, to Queenborough. Only Saturday and Sunday races were cancelled. The prize-giving was held on Friday July 5th.

The Swale Smack and Sailing Barge Match, organised by the Kentish Sail Association, was exceptionally good on Saturday with ideal conditions.

The next MSBA Business Meeting, on Tuesday 8 October at 7.30 pm will be at Hollowshore Cruising Club. All our member clubs and organisations are invited to attend.