Wednesday 19 August 2015

Ballydehob Gathering of the boats 2015

We left Baltimore in plenty of time in a nice breeze, It was low water so we planned on sailing around South-west of Heir Island instead of the much shallower route to the  North-east. This meant beating out almost to Gascanane sound to round Toorane rocks and pass West of West Skeam. Once heading in the right direction a fleets of boats appeared in all directions and true to form we were stone cold last to enter the river. Jeremy Irons's Willing Lass then sailed out and sailed in behind us so we weren't quite at the back in the end.
First up to the pier this year were Peel Castle and Sile a Do, Easily the biggest of the local boats which make for a very nice center piece.

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