Fowey Sadler Rally 2018 (Carter’s Cruise)

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There had been a change of west country SSOA chairman, unlike last season where I was encouraged to arrange a Fowey weekend, the new chairman didn’t want it and would of stopped it if he could. I was asked by members to arrange another Fowey Rally this season but didn’t want to undermine the new chairman. But it sort of gained a momentum of its own, I thought I would contact the new chairman, to say he wasn’t happy would be understating it, we had lots of heated emails back and forth before I thought I had managed to calm the waters. Only to have the new chairman then contact the Fowey Harbour Master behind my back and tell him it was not a SSOA Sadler Rally, the HM got hold of me to say all still booked but he had changed the name of it to “Carter’s Cruise”

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In the end the new chairman excepted it was going to happen but asked me not to advertise the event anywhere on SSOA website or facebook page, the word spread and I am glad to say we were not the only Sadler yacht on the pontoon.

There was a Starlight 39, 3x SL35s, Sadler 34, 2x S29s, S290, S26 and a Moody S31 all members of the SSOA but it wasn’t allowed to be a SSOA Rally. On Saturday evening all 26 of us went ashore to the Gallants SC for a meal. As far as I can tell all members enjoyed the rally.

I am hoping we will be able to make this a yearly event over the spring bank holiday weekend included in the SSOA calendar.

 

 

 

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