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".






Monday, 2 May 2016

Final 'last minute' preparations................


Leroic will be doing it the old fashioned way......self steering and sextant, no satnav GPS stuff!


Final motifs being added to sails........



start line buoys being towed out.....



RNLI inshore on standby



Team Sodebo getting ready..........and interviewed......by french TV





Marshals assembling.......



Team support vessels gathering


who goes where?




"Have we forgotten someone?"




the crowds are gathering....


and the last teams are going out on the high tide








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