Salcombe registered Boleh was proud to compete with a crew of Devon cadets in last month’s ASTO Small Ships Race starting off Cowes. Organised by the Association of Sail Training Organisations and supported by the Royal London Yacht Club and the Royal Yacht Squadron, over 200 young people and 19 Sail Training vessels took part.
Following a Parade of Sail, the Fleet enjoyed a fair Northerly breeze but struggled with fading winds and contrary tides on the return leg. Lead Skipper Richard described his Army Cadet Force crew as ‘Brilliant’ and said only their ‘sheer determination’ enabled Boleh to round the windward mark. Picture shows Boleh and her crew with other competitors in Cowes Yacht Haven