Autumn 2003


Commodoreís Bit
AGM & Prize Giving
Annual Dinner
Ceremony of Keys
Cruising at Chichester
Everything Comes
For Sale
Impossible Dream
Local Government
London Fun Night
News of Members
Regatta & Jazz Night
Sailing Report
SigneT Nationals
Social Calendar
Stop Press News
Tall Ships at Rouen
What Goes Around
Winterís Coming
Working Party

The Tall Ships at Rouen

Whilst you were all enjoying the Regatta weekend I was in France.

Every four years the Tall Ships motor along the Seine to the Port of Rouen. It was a spectacular sight. 17 ships dressed over all. The weather was glorious and the quays were packed with people. Bands played and there were plenty of waterside cafes selling fresh fish dishes and of course wine!

You could board any one of the ships but I chose the Russian MIR which is the largest 100 metres long. It was quite awesome and it makes one realise how small our boats are. The cadets look so young but they all enjoyed speaking English. In the evening they looked stunning too with all their lights on but of course the only way is to see them is under sail at sea.

Joan the gardener Garrett.

The Grand Turk

The Massive Mir

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