1. Regatta is
2. Overlord in Dartmouth
4. Sauce and
5. A Week in Dartmouth
6. Small News
1. Regatta is almost here
The Regatta guide is out now,
pop into the Tourist Information Centre to get yours?
Regatta is much more
than just a fun fair, burger vans and cheap jacks along the
embankment. Out on the river you will see the real
event. Hire a boat for a couple of hours and have a
Dartmouth dot TV owners
Dave & Jill Cawley sponsor one of the local rowing
events and are
acknowledged on the inside back cover. You will
find us out on the river most days, pottering about or
sometimes just moored to a buoy watching the world go by.
The Red Arrows are on
Friday and the simply huge firework displays are Thursday
and Saturday evening.
Overlord visits Dartmouth
Lizzie Helyer sent us this
interesting picture of picture of S/Y "Overlord", which was
anchored in Dartmouth on Monday night. Overlord is one of many
hundred square metre yachts which were taken by the British
at the end of the second world war as "windfalls" from the
Germans. They were built in the 30's and used in the Baltic
Sea to train the German Airforce (Luftwaffe) to navigate.
The "Windfalls" were kept in Dartmouth at Britannia Naval
Base pontoons until the 70's and used for sail training by
the young officers of the time. They were then replaced by
the present day Contessas. "Overlord" and her sister ship "Marabu"
were set up into syndicates in Southampton and Brighton
Lizzie crewed on Overlord, from Madeira to the Azores in
1995 and very much enjoyed meeting the current Overlord
crew, here in Dartmouth. She also used to skipper "Marabu"
and from 1990 to 1998 sailed to Norway, Spain, Scotland and
the west coast of Ireland in her. In 1998, she skippered her
in the Tall Ships Race from Falmouth to Lisbon. Marabu was
the only one converted into a ketch and her tiller replaced
by wheel steering. The yachts are approximately 58 feet long
and were built of mahogany on alternate oak and iron frames
by Aberking and Rasmussen at Lemverder, Germany. There were
also smaller and larger versions of the same design. In a
few weeks time "S/Y Seascamp" a 41 foot "windfall" will sail
into the harbour.
Sergeant Pepper's signed album cover?
Mark Riley reports: I have been
really fortunate to secure these artists for our exhibition
this weekend and next week. All work is limited edition and
signed. We may, I stress may, also be having a Sergeant
Pepper's signed album cover screenprint by Sir Peter Blake
and a Damien Hirst LSD screenprint. I am awaiting
availability and will know by the end of next week which
is why I haven't advertised them yet, but could be a scoop! Will
definitely get all the naysayers going!
At Coombe Gallery in Foss Street we have brought together an
impressive collection of highly collected and much loved
British artists: Sir Peter Blake R.A., Sandra Blow R.A.,
Beryl Cook R.A., Sir Terry Frost R.A. & Donald Hamilton
We will be exhibiting a rich selection of signed limited
edition silkscreen prints by these artists which are highly
sought after by both investors and fans alike and we will be
exhibiting some very rare images alongside brand new work in
this must see exhibition.
Sauce and Seascapes Featuring Rosa Sepple RI and Colin Kent
Paul Reach reports: An
exhibition which features two of our newest gallery artists
starts this Saturday. Both are RI's and both have a very
keen following so we are particularly pleased to be able to
show their work in the West Country. As the title suggests
The work of Rosa Sepple RI is a little saucy, but is set in
the tradition of artists such as Lowry and Lautrec with its
emphasis on social commentary. Colin Kent RI however is
captivated by the coastal districts of East Anglia capturing
the sometimes isolated locations with a haunting light which
hints at the past but also captures the atmosphere of the
As you can see Dartmouth has
some really top class galleries, look at some more by
A week in Dartmouth
Andy Kyle has sent these photos
in, those of us who know him often wonder how he ever gets
any work done, he tells us he is very busy!!
ILB and RAF helicopter training
mission. The RAF chopper's departing flypast.
Pete Callis and John Hazell set out
in Fai Tira to join the two year, Round the World
Blue Water Rally. Escorted out of the river by a
Larinka, the fourth Walker Wingsail
built in 2001 arrives in the river.
I guess his motor packed up and
luckily he had a large hankie in his pocket.
Lower Ferry tug on its own, heading
past Kingswear Castle. Do you think his mummy knows
he's out on his own
Clearly not shot from the usual
place, but it looks like a war to me?
Why not come down
for the weekend, or even a week?
6. Small News
Friday the 20th
8:00 in the evening will see the highest tide this year,
not huge and unless we get some really low pressure, it
won't flood Bayards Cove, or will it?
Some are still
convinced that our picture was of a model train, here is
the director's un-cut version!
Gardens, 3.00pm this Sunday, come and join in Regatta
Praise. All welcome.
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?