Friday, 15 June 2012

They’ve Been in Touch!

I was so excited when I found messages from Sally’s owners on my two previous posts.  We’ve now emailed a couple of times and I’ve learnt about their experiences in the 3RR and how they came to own Sally. 

All I can say is that I’m thrilled they bought her and restored her.  They had their problems in the race with a broken boom which needed to be repaired with a paddle and duck tape! However they persevered and managed to complete the race despite the challenge of no wind and a broken boom!

Well done the Burtons and Sally146!

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Sally Finishes the 3 Rivers Race

I kept an eye on the 3RR website today checking the positions of the boats.  Firstly the info said that Sally was between Thurne Mouth and Horning and later on it stated that she was between Ant Mouth and Horning.  It was pure luck that I happened to look when a River Cruiser was approaching the mooring and I had a feeling it was Sally …

Sally home 1Sally home 2

I was right – her name was there for all to see …

Sally home 3Sally home 4

When I next looked she had been tucked up for the night …

sally tucked up

I hope the owners had a good time – such a shame I can’t find out.

Maybe one day they’ll find my blog and get in touch!

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Our Old Friend Sally

It’s the weekend of the Three Rivers Race and this morning when I checked the Horning Sailing Club webcam I spotted an old friend!  Moored up and waiting for the race was Sally …

Sally at HSC 2

In all the times we’ve been back to the Broads since the 1970’s when we hired Sally we’ve never seen her on the water.  She is now privately owned and after checking Craig Slawson’s website I found this lovely photo of her …

Sally A42-146

The weather has delayed the start of the race but we wish her the best of luck.

Check here to see our holiday photos on Sally.