Sailing 2015 season

Sea Scamp was relaunched on the first week end of April after five months of winter refit and restoration.

April and May saw short weekends, long weekend over the Early May bank holiday and midweek trips in the Solent departing from Shamrock Quay.

In June, Sea Scamp headed to the West Country with handovers in Falmouth for the members to enjoy Cornwall's heritage coast.

From the 11th to the 18th of July, Sea Scamp joined the Dartmouth Cross Channel Regatta over two legs: Dartmouth/Paimpol and Paimpol/St Peter's Port where she won 2nd in Class and Division prizes.  

Sea Scamp enjoyed North Brittany and the British Isles in August.

She returned to Shamrock Quay where weekend trips were organised to discover the Solent, Yarmouth, the Isle of Wight etc. for the rest of the season.

In November she was lifted out of the water after another eventful sailing season.

 

 

Sailing 2014 season

In 2014, we had several spring weekends and midweek sails in the Solent in April and May.  Before taking part in the Royal Escape race from Brighton to Fecamp. 

Sea Scamp went on to Ouistreham Marina for 6 June and the D-day 70th Anniversary celebrations, where she met up with Overlord.  We watched 19 heads of state arriving for the official national event on the beach, saw parachutists dropping over the original landing sites near Pegasus Bridge and joined in welcoming several veterans we've got to know over the years   There was the traditional party hosted by the owners of the Grand Bunker Museum, famous for its wartime range-finder and the 53 German soldiers captured by Bob Orrell, father of one of our Sea Scamp members.  We also had a visit from Sailing writer and broadcaster Tom Cunliffe, a classic wooden yacht enthusiast.  An eventful week!

Sea Scamp returned to Southampton before crossing the Channel to St Malo, enjoying stopovers in Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey, the French Iles Chausey and St CastDuring June and July skippers and crews took Sea Scamp from Roscoff down via Brest and Pornichet to the Ile d’Yeu and Ile de Noirmoutier with many interesting marinas, rivers, and anchorages in between – La Turballe, Lorient, Port Manec’h, Concarneau, Audierne and Camaret.

At the beginning of August Sea Scamp took part in the Brest to La Rochelle stage of the French Yacht Club Classique “Coupe des Deux Phares” race, coming 16th out of 35 classic yachts.  Perhaps the best achievement was the award of the “Coupe du Patrimoine”, in recognition of “the exemplary restoration of a classic yacht”.  The judges wished to highlight “the perfect preservation of this extraordinary boat – which seems to have come straight out of the Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard”

www.museemaritimelarochelle.fr/contenu/coupe_du_patrimoine

Sea Scamp then made her way back to the UK with stopovers in Sables d’Olonne, the islands of Houat, Belle Ile and Groix, further visits to Concarneau and Audierne and the final cross-Channel trip from l’Aberwrac’h to Falmouth. There were opportunities to visit Plymouth and Dartmouth where the crew were treated to a spectacular festival of flypast, helicopter rescue demonstration and fireworks.  Stopping off in Yarmouth where we met up with a Royal Marine who had sailed Sea Scamp in the 60s, we finally reached home in Shamrock Quay on 5 September.

After some final weekend and midweek sails in the Solent Sea Scamp came out of the water on 10 November for her Winter Refit.