Salcombe Week Royal Visit!
Yup! We are being graced by the Duke & Duchess of Cornwall on Monday 11th July.
Don't they know that Salcombe isn't in Cornwall?
John, do you know if they are there in the am or pm? Weather dependant, it may be an idea to swap out old Uncle Jessie for Kate...
Doh! - 'tis the Cornwalls, not the Cambridges but then I suppose that that Southern rednecks wouldn't know the difference ........................
I think you may have your duchesses confused! No one needs to see the Duchess of Cornwall in a wetsuit...
Dang nab it!
Ahhh!! I'm arriving Sunday eve, (travelling after another championship) and need to gain access with a double stacker. Is there a plan for such an occurrence???
Here is the info on the official website.
Some one had better tell megans owner to wear a belt this year! we dont want any cross border diplomatic incidents
Duchess of Devonshire
Has Salcombe been moved to Cornwall then? that cheeky Charley!
Do they know about the Fairway
I wonder if they'll bar dive?
I notice from the official website that there is only one fisherman in Salcombe - "... touring the town and its harbour, meeting local traders, fisherman and residents."
East Portlemouth Gestapo
They won't be landing their helicopter on Mill Bay Beach, and their Rolls Royce can't come down our road before 19.00hrs.
I would feel, that Camilla, may be a little to slow to front end a MR, however, It would be a great giggle on YouTube. It would be great to see the Duchess of Cambridge in a dinghy, but as she is now taken, can we have her sister stand in, on her behalf instead??? I know of a classic Merlin, with a classic helm, that may be interested, but I would just have to teach her the basics first!!! (Hey, who do I think I am, an Uffa Fox of this century?!?!, with the exception of being a great boat designer, great sailor, and a generally good egg in total!!)
Duke, Mondays race will be yours. Stay on the Mill Bay side - the rest will be on the Town side gawping at Charles having a few pints in the Ferry. Clear wind - lovely!
er........many of us park our ferry boats on Whitestrand does this mean we will not be able to get over to Millbay?? Happy to give the Duke & Duchess a lift over if they want one.
Dave, you could be spot on..........
If we can't park the boats on Whitestrand Sunday night will there be somewhere else to put them ?
Just out of interest, is there any plan in place to enable people to get over to Mill Bay? How much of a problem is this likely to be?
The current plan is to borrow the Royal helio whilst they aren't using it. The only problem is that it will cause a bit of downdraught when coming into Millbay so boats will have to be well lashed down (but you do that already don't you!!)and you might get a bit of sand in your picnic boxes too...................
roll on the republic!!!!!
One is not amused by some of these comments about ones son and daughter in law. I may have to order a Royal Navy ship into Salcombe Monday week to anchor on the SYC start line to sort out the men and women from the boys and girls.
Pass de douchy on d left hand side
last time we tried to get Cambletown over the Bar we had to call the Baltic Exchange to sort out the mess.
John can't you arrange it with Lofty to provide a Royal Navy escort for the merlin fleet of tenders to ensure our civil liberties are not infringed-he's done a good job likewise in Benghazi?
Didn't think the Navy had any ships left (lots of admirals though)
Someone I met on a friends yacht some while ago,had a gattling gun load of anecdotes, one of which was he was sailing in a regatta on the Solent and called water on Uffa Fox and Prince Philip(or maybe his story encompassed himself sailing with Fox, not sure)anyway he reckoned The Duke said what the b'ell are you ding calling water, my wife owns the b water...
I noticed there are around 105 Merlins registered for next week's event; whatever happened to the old 92? boat limit, to get around which the 6 flight system was used when we last came, but proved unpopular.
I expect some of these late entries will be royal security you might be able to spot fictitioua names on the entry lists but their performance on the water could prove the biggest giveaway?
It would be wonderful if either of the visiting royals would start/finish one of the races while they are there, has this been suggested?
Please can anyone make an informative response to the very sensible enquiry about alternative mooring for the tenders which are usually moored at Whitestrand?
Is the NoR online?
Dan, I've just phoned the Harbour Office and they have confirmed that pedestrian access to and from the pontoon at Whitestrand will not be impacted by the royal visit on Monday morning. Incidentally, the royal couple will start their visit at Whitestrand, so presumably they will away from there before 10:00.
found under entry form?
Just received this from Salcombe Holiday homes: