After almost 60 years Boleh has been officially reunited with the Royal Engineers – commonly known as the ‘Sappers’ – at their annual Yacht Club rally in Lymington. Boleh, at one time sail training vessel for the Junior Leaders Regiment, was skippered by William Barker-Wyatt, son of the late Brigadier ‘Spike’ Barker-Wyatt. Brigadier ‘Spike’ introduced Boleh to the Sappers and ran her from Dover for 3 years in the 1960s.
Boleh spent late September cruising the Solent with Sapper and Honourable Artillery Company crews, before finally joining the Sapper yachts in Lymington. Picture shows Boleh and volunteer Skipper William ready to entertain Sapper race crews returning from their annual contest with the Royal Lymington Yacht Club.