Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. My name is Steve and i am the lucky owner of a John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. I built her over three years with the help of my father, father-in-law and two children. She was launched in August 2007 at Queen Anne's battery marina in the barbican area of Plymouth. This blog is a record of our voyages together around SW England.
Arwen has a YouTube channel of her own. Search "plymouthwelshboy".






Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The Solitaire du Figaro

Plymouth’s Sutton Harbour  is hosting some of the world’s top sailors tonight.

Before they arrived........
 
The 45th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro arrived around 4pm. A tough race, it is considered to be the world championships for single-handed yachtsmen and women, one of the main training grounds for the famous Vendee Globe.




They will leave on Saturday starting with a 6.30pm race right in front of the hoe, all 40 boats. It's the Americas Cup all over again and thousands will descend on Plymouth Hoe to watch the thrilling spectacle. And I will be there, promise, to bring all the action for you!
In the meantime the boats and crew are getting downtime tonight.

 

 

 

 




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