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Historic Cornish lugger seeks crew for visit to Brittany

26 April 2017

Up to three sturdy and resourceful sailors are sought to help sail the newly-restored fishing lugger Ripple to Brittany’s inland sea, the Morbihan, in late May 2017 to attend the biennial traditional boat festival known as La semaine du Golfe.

The vessel was built in St. Ives in 1894 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Vessels. Her owner, John Lambourn, was named Heritage Hero 2015 by the Heritage Alliance in recognition of his restoration over more than a decade. He keeps Ripple at theOld Quay in Newlyn, and uses her to train newcomers in handling lug rig. This remarkable survivor expects to receive a warm welcome on her first visit to the Morbihan festival. John plans to leave Newlyn on 19 May and to return on 28 May. 

Candidates to take part should have some familiarity with lug rig; non-smokers are preferred. 

Expenses will be shared on the basis of £10/day per person. 

Anyone interested should contact John Lambourn by email at JHLambourn@aol.com , or by telephone at 0781305 090 (mobile) or 01736 366868.

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