Sad old git that I am, our visit to Poole and getting the old Chough out at the weekend in turn led me to browsing through some of the old Wayfarer mags for the last 34 years (yes Chough is now 34!!)

And finding all the quotes about the Falmouth Nationals in 2000, with its outstanding 75 boat entry!

The yearbook voted it the high spot of the year. The cruisers loved the opportunity to combine some racing with socials and estuary cruising. And it certainly led to some different faces at the front, though Mike Mac won through in the end …

Mike Pert winning his weight in lager was another high spot – with the scales unable to cope!

So I’d be well up for a return … maybe even in a new boat!

Robin & June Barker
Chough W 4286