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January 2014

January 2014 Newsletter pdf

September 2013

We are on the final page of our sailing programme, only two more months and Happy Return will be decommissioned to be prepared for winter maintenance to begin.

I hope you have had a least one sail this year, if not don't delay any longer, phone the skipper or the mate listed on your programme and get your name on the crew list for your chosen sail. 

If you joined us recently, welcome.  Please do come and have a sail before the season ends.  Don't be intimidated, experienced or not, that is what our Association is about, giving everyone the opportunity of sailing on a lugger.  Below is the account of a new member Robert's account of a recent Scilly trip on Happy Return to "Lonely Anchorages"

We had a very successful Newlyn Fish Festival this year which will go a long way towards replacing our life rafts next spring. Thank you to all members who were able to help and to all who donated cakes and tombola prizes.

I look forward to meeting you on board Happy Return before the season ends.

Fair winds and tides

Neil. (Secretary MBLA)


All the other 2013 Newsletters:-

Its the start of the new sailing season!

Excellent sailing in April and May; June not quite as good.

How time flies it's August already!

Lonely anchorages Isle of Scilly trip in August