This week's Echo contribution. Sadly no photo of the "bath" just Border Reiver leaving Sark.
A good number of members came along to Castle Cove Sailing Club on Tuesday to listen to WPCA members, Nick Critchell and Chris Bell, talk about their cruising adventures in the Channel Islands and the West Country this summer. With lots of information on passage planning and trips ashore members who have still to venture across the Channel came away with the incentive to go further afield despite the tale of the slightly nerve racking sail through the Guililot Passage as they left Sark. The talk was titled “Three Persons in a Tub” and members eagerly awaited to hear the significance of the title. They were not disappointed when, assisted by Tracie Critchell, Nick related the story of their visit to a restaurant on Sark. After several days at anchor and away from marinas, together with boat owner Duncan, they were all in need of a shower or bath and after their meal they visited the toilets and were confronted with a tempting bath. To cut a long story short, with a bit of cheek they were able to enjoy a bath in the restaurant complete with bubbles and fluffy towels. Next Tuesday’s talk at Castle Cove will be given by Andy Price from the Veterans’ Hub in Wyke Regis. He will be giving his audience an insight into the work of the Veterans’ Hub and how the charity came about. The talk will commence at 8.00 p.m. with the bar open at 7.30 p.m. and there will be a collection afterwards for the charity. All local sailors are welcome to come attend.