Mike Smith’s Westerly Warwick launched into the River Wyre. Mike’s worked hard over the Winter/Spring 2015/2016 to get her into tip-top sea going order. Sailing adventures out into the Bay can now be realized. Bravo Fifi!
Now waiting for the Morecambe Bay high water. There are no inequalities at Wardley’s, ‘All boats get lifted by the tide’.
Designed by Laurent Giles in 1970 after the success of the Centaur the 21′ The Warwick was primarily designed for cruising. The Warwick was robustly built with bilge keels, full accommodation, and with standing headroom providing you aren’t taller than 5’10”. Whilst not as fast as her sister boat the ‘Westerly Jouster’, because of her long waterline length and tall rig she had a good turn of speed.
Club members Simon and Joe Browning, Darren Griffiths, and Simon Ellis, sailing in their respective boats, enjoyed a trip to Piel Island in glorious weather. After drinks at the Ship Inn and the obligatory walk around the island, they returned to ‘Rivendell’ for a barbecue hosted by Simon and Joe. The food was excellent as usual. Next day, instead of sailing home with the others, Simon Ellis in ‘Peter Duck’ hitched a ride on the morning tide flooding into Morecambe Bay to explore the shallow channels up as far as Ulverston. Contact was made with the natives — a friendly Drascombe Dabber crewed by local residents. All went to plan and all made it back to Wardleys Creek safely.
The following photographs are shown roughly in chronological order.
Video taken from ‘Thunderball’ as ‘Peter Duck’ arrived at Piel Harbour, Saturday tea time..