I think nothing can be better than dropping anchor in a sheltered bay after a good stiff breeze. Today, St Mawes is that bay after a very fast passage from Fowey. With 3 reefs in the main and two headsails, our top speed was 8.3 kts and only three crew on board to enjoy it. We roared passed the Dodman with numerous white horses scattered across St Austell bay. Round the headland there was a little more shelter but still a quartering wind to push us along. Finally, sails down underneath St Anthony’s and a quiet arrival to the anchorage. Now, wheres the tea!
If you would like to come and try tall ship sailing, we are in Falmouth until 3rd June offering days out in the river, or shorter voyages at 4 hrs. See Classic Sailing for more details.