Family & Farewells: Barbados 50 Yachts Depart Falmouth

At 0830 promptly this morning three of the Barbados 50 yachts slipped their lines at Port Pendennis Marina in Falmouth and headed out of the protected natural harbour, bound for La Coruna in Spain. Joining Maisie, which had begun the rally in London, were British yachts, Stormbreaker,  a Dufour 485 sailed by Peter and Sarah Shaw, and Lady Rebel, an Irwin 52 sailed by Ken Robertson and Jenny Thomas. Sundowner, which also made the London start, had stopped en route due to technical issues and will catch up with the fleet later on.

The fleet can be tracked at :

The Siegel family

The Siegel family stopped off in Falmouth to say hello – they are also taking part in the Barbados 50 and will join the fleet in Lanzarote.

Safety inspection

Safety inspection for Lady Rebel – checking the liferaft

Final family farewells

Final family farewells for the Stormbreaker crew

Skippers' briefing

Skippers’ briefing the day before the start

Delicious rum punches

Delicious rum punches supplied courtesy of Barbados Tourism, who are sponsoring the Barbados 50 rally.

Maisie casts off her lines

Rita on Maisie casts off the lines

Lady Rebel and Stormbreaker

Lady Rebel and Stormbreaker sail out together

The yachts sail past Pendennis Head

The yachts sail past Pendennis Head

Maisie clears Black Rock mark

Maisie clears the Black Rock mark

A lovely Bon Voyage message

A lovely Bon Voyage message to Lady Rebel from her friends and family

Final farewells!

Final farewells!

Barbados 50 is sponsored by Barbados Tourism Marketing, Tenerife Port Authority, Promotur Turismo Canarias and the  Patronato de Turismo de Lanzarote.

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