Boleh’s Story in Practical Boat Owner!

Boleh’s Story in Practical Boat Owner!

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We’re thrilled to say that May’s edition of the popular magazine Practical Boat Owner (www.pbo.co.uk/publication/pbo/may-2020) has the perfect antidote to the anxieties facing us all.  Pick up a copy when shopping for essentials, then turn to page 46 where you will find Boleh the subject of a richly illustrated article.

Huw Williams, freelance writer and circumnavigator, gives full coverage to Boleh’s inspiring ‘can-do’ story before giving a detailed description of his personal experience of Boleh.  He sums up his day out  “. . .  having just been sailing on Boleh, I can’t stop smiling.  I’m just like the young children who step aboard her for sail training and say ‘Its just like a pirate ship!’ ”.  Thank you Huw and PBO, we can’t stop smiling either.

Boleh in Dorset

COVID-19 Puts Boleh Trust Business On Hold

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As we warned only a week ago, the Boleh Trust must operate within the Government Guidelines to control this catastrophic outbreak of Coronavirus.  The worsening situation now means Boleh’s exciting 2020 Sailing Programme is clearly no longer feasible.  With great regret the Boleh Trust is therefore shutting down all operations until further notice.

Boleh Trustees, the Boleh team and our operational support staff at Halcyon Yachts Ltd will be working from home, ensuring Boleh is ready for the hoped for re-start of the sailing season.   At this point, we would like to say how very grateful we are to all our generous donors, our wonderful volunteer crews and the Boleh team.  They have enabled us to present Boleh for this Season in tip top condition.

While we and our friends and supporters are facing the challenges ahead and dreaming of calm seas and a fair wind (see picture), the Trust website and social media will, we hope, continue to post stories with the ‘can-do’ spirit.  We will also continue to welcome volunteers and to seek further much appreciated support for our charitable work.  Thank you all and Good Luck

Boleh’s Classic Kiwi Connection

Boleh’s Classic Kiwi Connection

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Boleh’s family is truly global!  When Roger Angel rescued and restored Boleh in the 1980’s Dave Sully and son Adrian were there to help.  Now Adrian, who emigrated to New Zealand in 1987, has completed his own classic yacht restoration of the 45ft gaff-rigged-ketch SEAWARD.  Built about 1890 in South Island and subsequently rebuilt in 1925 with a triple skin of Kauri timber, SEAWARD’s history includes Auckland-Sydney and Sydney-Hobart races and South Pacific cruises.

When Adrian bought SEAWARD in 2013 she was in a sorry state but, as this picture of her under full sail in 2017 shows, his restoration was a complete success.  Now Adrian, who sailed again in Boleh with the Angel family in 2018, hopes his vessel will eventually follow in Boleh’s wake, working with NZ charities to provide a rewarding experience for those who will benefit most.

A good story in dark times.  Throughout the crisis we hope to continue posting stories on the website and social media to keep the ‘can-do’ spirit alive and lighten the sadness caused by COVID-19.