After a successful second season here at Brixham Sea School Fiona and I have decided to sell our beloved first boat RumRunner (she won’t be called that when she is sold though). We have owned her from new for the past 3 years, we have had some great sailing trips with her, our trip up to the Isle of Wight to catch up with my sister via Poole to meet up with old friends then across to Cherbourgh in the fog………. to the Channel islands and back. She has put many a new Comp crew and Day skipper through their paces as well!
She will be sadly missed, but times are a moving on and to be able to cope with the bookings for next year we will be replacing her with a bigger yacht, we are going up to three cabins and only a little bigger, perhaps 38 feet. The new RumRunner will have all of the creature comforts of the old one and will be as fun to sail.
So if you hear of anyone looking to buy a beautiful 34 foot yacht please send them to the Ancasta site to view RumRunner’s advert.
Keep your eye on the website as there are new pages being prepared for the new season.
Off the back of last years cancellation of the all New Liverpool boat show due to lack of support, today we received notification of the Birmingham Boat and caravan show being cancelled for a similar reason. This was to be the first year Brixham Sea school was to have exhibited at the show and we were looking forward to meeting new people and old friends there, sadly this is not to be.
However we are still at the London Boat Show in January 2012 so you will have to come and say hello to us there. Attached is the communication we received…….. mind you it means less caravans on the roads next year
Click here to read it 2012 Boat and Caravan Show Press Release
They have been doing the last rounds of interviews and publicity before leaving for La Gomera in the Canary Islands for the start of their attempt to be the FIRST Six all woman team to cross the Atlantic Ocean from La Gomera to Barbados in less than 45 Days.
The girls came to us to do their theory courses which were required to allow them to leave Spanish waters. Their efforts in raising awareness of the Charity Sport Against Trafficking, ECPAT UK and the A21 campaign to help raise monies for people who are caught up in Human Trafficking.
If you can spare any amount of money in these hard times you can sponsor the girls by going to their website and following the Donate now links
We will be tracking their progress and will update the Blog as they work to achieving their goal of becoming the first six all woman team to row the Atlantic. We wish them well and hope to catch up with them next year when they return after their challenge.