NEWSLETTER � September 2012
This last season was a great operating season for the Jane Gifford. Despite bad weather over the summer period, we have carried a record number of passengers since November 2011.
We spent most of last year completing the rigging on the boat and this last summer is the first summer that the boat has been operational under both power and sail, though sail training for crew must be completed before we can undertake sailing passenger trips. Dave Parker has taken an active role in taking bookings and organising charter work and school trips for the boat. This has seen the Jane Gifford at times being used 5 days each week. In April she spent 4 days as mother ship for the National Secondary Schools Sailing Regatta. This involved 220 pupils from 23 schools. We had great weather and with the help of our volunteer skippers and crew, the Jane proved to be a great asset and attraction during the Regatta. She provided a base for the children between races and a good vantage point for parents and other spectators. READ MORE...