On Saturday 18 June 2016 our fleet took part in the annual Eddystone Charity Sailing Pursuit and we raised an amazing £7,542.
Up at the crack of dawn, Pegasus was first off the start line 08:05am, followed closely behind by Tectona, and Moosk an hour later, but she is a fast little number and caught up with Tectona around the lighthouse. It was near perfect sailing conditions; wind speed force 3-4, West North West direction, dropping away to 2-3 around lunchtime, making it a bit wallowy as we rounded the lighthouse, the wind picked up again taking us swiftly back to port. Pegasus was first home, and Tectona and Moosk arrived shortly afterwards.
We are very grateful to everyone who supported us so generously, and special thanks go to our operations manager, Tom Walker, who sailed Arminta single-handed raising £457, and to Terry Knapp and his crew on Nouka who raised £1,584 for The Island Trust.
The day finished with an evening supper and prize-giving at The National Marine Aquarium where competitors were presented with a memento of the event and the results announced. We were thrilled to win the highest scoring three boat team and Pegasus came 3rd overall in the event.
So with the prize monies, the event raised the grand sum of £11,328 for The Island Trust, which is a magnificent effort by everybody for which we thank you all very much.
We look forward to doing it all again in 2017!