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.