Day 72 Meeting up with more charities 14/08/16

Meg has good friends near Falmouth  that are also sailors so she called them to ask for assistance. John and Holly joined us in the afternoon and John brought his tools and a welcome bucket of enthusiasm.  On investigation I noticed that the fuel filter bowl bleed screw was loose. On further inspection the thread had gone on the housing allowing air to be drawn in. We replaced the bleed screw with a bolt and all was well again. 

With the engine back running we heading in to Pendennis marina. It was Falmouth regatta week so the marina was full with racing boats and super yachts. 

However, we had friends berthed in the marina, two Armed Forces yachts, Discoverer and Adventure and Spirit of Falmouth ran by the charity Turn to Starboard. 

Spirit kindly allowed us to tie up alongside them. This week they had crew from the Prince’s Trust and Help for Heroes. Dan from Spirit explained how well it worked having both children and adults together with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder working together and sharing their experiences. 

As night fell we headed into town for a few pints where sea dits galore were spun.


Author: stevepointon

I'm sailing around the UK with family and friends onboard our yacht, Tikka, to raise awareness and money for " Action for Children "

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