But we have been able to enjoy the hospitality and generous sponsorship in this excellent historic location for ten years thanks to Sutton Harbour Holdings. For this generosity we will always be extremely grateful and hope for our part we have been able to bring a little of our living maritime heritage together in the harbour for the public to appreciate.
Sadly we were unable to find accommodation for the 2018 Rally. We were able to support the Old Gaffers Association, South West Area, with their annual Festival of Sail. South West Gaffers report can be found here: http://www.oga.org.uk/south-west/news/festival-2018 With an apparent increasing interest in classic boats we hope to secure a new venue and sponsorship to re-launch Plymouth Read more about SW gaffers Festival of Sail 2018.[…]
The Rally committee are working with partners across the City of Plymouth to try and secure marina space and funding for next years rally.
Just about every berth space we could conjure was filled with a fine collection of all manner of boats. And the ambience amongst crews matched the sunny day . So much so that the banter and chatter of the pontoon party on Saturday evening almost drowned out the music. Lubrication with ale supplied from the Ship Inn Read more about So how did the Rally go ?[…]
The weather looks as though it may well be with us so we hope all who come along enjoy themselves and get involved in making this a thoroughly enjoyable event ! We look forward to seeing you there.
With little over three weeks to go if you are still hoping to come along to the Rally then please register now. We have to send the handbook of boats attending the Rally to the printers two weeks before it starts so if you wish your boat to be included we need you registered by the Read more about Now it really is Time to Register ![…]
We are delighted that we will be joined by two and possibly three of these fine old vessels. So far a 1920’s coal fired steam boat and another built in the 1930’s are registered. These lovely old vessels represent another aspect of our maritime heritage where the age of steam wrought huge changes in boat design. These Read more about Steam Boats are coming ![…]
If you are hoping to join the Rally this year it is time to register. Please help us by not leaving it until the last minute as we will not be able to get your boat listed in the handbook and there may not be any berthing space left. So if you want to come please contact us Read more about Time to Register ![…]
The Nao Victoria a Replica of Magellan’s boat, the first to navigate the globe will be visiting the Rally
The replica of one Ferdinand Magellan’s boats and the first to circumnavigate the globe will be joining the Rally. Magellan’s fleet which was commissioned by Charles 1 of Spain to seek a westbound passage to the Spice Islands comprised five boats. It set sail from Seville on the 10th August 1519 and in 1522 the Victoria was the Read more about The Nao Victoria a Replica of Magellan’s boat, the first to navigate the globe will be visiting the Rally[…]
If you look at the gathering list of entrants for this year’s Rally you may notice that Our Boys is amongst those coming. She is very much a part of our nautical heritage and registered on the list of National Historic Ships. Built in 1904 in East Looe where she was registered as FY 201 Read more about Old Cornish Fishing Lugger coming ![…]
Each year we try to invite a selection of boats of special interest for both the crews and public to see. This year we had hoped to get one of the Brixham Sail Trawlers and we have just had confirmation that Vigilance will be coming. She is a noble ketch rigged vessel of some 78feet Read more about Shamrock, Tamar Sailing Barge and Vigilance BM76 Brixham Sail Trawler – confirmed[…]