July 3rd, 2010
Hair Today - Gone Tomorrow
Eliot has just left school - with a grin from ear to ear. He had his Prom last night and is about to deliver a yacht to the US with Bob Beggs tomorrow. This is his answer to wet hair - shear it off.
Life's good for Eliot!
May 2nd, 2010
This is 'Spirit of Mystery' in Dutch waters about to head for Cornwall. She was back in the water at lunchtime and is in amazing condition thanks to the safe hands of SevenStar.
I was worried about the planking drying out but is none of it. The engine started at the first touch of the key. It was as if we had been away for a week.
It is such a thrill to have her back and to be heading for home. We have variable winds tonight with a good NE wind due tomorrow.
What more could we want?!
March 23rd, 2010
An Evening with Pete Goss
Yachtsman Pete Goss steps in to help launch Jumbo II
In a bid to raise the remaining funds to complete and launch their second 'jumbo' for the coming season, The St.Ives Jumbo Association are delighted to announce that they will be presenting an evening with yachting hero turned luggerman, Pete Goss.
For those of you unfamiliar with Pete Goss, he is an inspirational figure. His re-enactment of the courageous voyage from Newlyn to Australia in a small fishing lugger is just one of many extraordinary achievements. Competing in the1996 Vendée Globe, a non-stop, singlehanded race round the world, he turned back into storm-force winds in response to a Mayday from the French competitor, Raphael Dinelli, thereby scuppering his own chances after 10 years preparation. His dramatic rescue earned him the Légion d'Honneur, France's highest award for gallantry, an MBE and huge international respect. In recent years he has become well-known for his inspiring and empowering talks (more info see: www.petegoss.com).
"We are unbelievably fortunate to have Pete champion our cause. Quite simply there's no one on the planet better qualified to do so!" said organiser Jonny Nance. "We're thrilled he's prepared to give up his time to help us whilst bringing some maritime prestige back to St.Ives."
A bar will be provided by the St.Ives Lions Club.
Tickets may be bought in advance by sending a cheque (made out to THE ST.IVES JUMBO ASSOCIATION) to:
Tourist Information Centre
St.Ives TR26 2DS
Click on this link to view the Spotlight clip that went out yesterday evening Monday 22 March:-
March 19th, 2010
Andy has managed everything out in Australia and was saying how impressed he was with Seven Star Yacht Transport who are managing the shipping - always nice to work with professionals and they have been great from the paperwork through to logistics on the ground.