Fowey 2014 Update

Fowey Arrangements are continuing and maturing…

Deep discussions with our Sponsors are progressing amicably…not bothering with Cans or Bottles ….going for a Tanker this time !

Please see Programme below …..


Some leave for some needs to be confirmed and some accommodation to be secured but the

latest additions to loin us are Nicola Barrett and Ann Widdows both with Moths and their families….all staying at rented accommodation in Lerryn.


List so far….

Graham and Wendy Pope….Moth, maybe two or/and a Canoe [Possibly joined  by two of their sons]…Renting locally

“New Boy” + 1…Moth ….Renting locally

Richard and Sam Keefe …Moth …Accomodation not fixed yet

Roger Witts ……Moth

Bill and Roger Gribble ….Drascombe Lugger and looking for use of a Moth….Penmarlam Jetty [Sea Gypsy berth]

Nicola and Mark Barrett and 2 children….Moth….Renting Locally

Ann and Ian Widdows and 2 children ….. Moth …Staying with Team Barrett Locally


Suggest we have a get-together at FOSSC [for the locals at least] to discuss any points or clarity that may be needed.

Will suggest/advise a date/time when the season gets going…


Best Regards

Roger Witts





[…..British Moths return to Fowey]


May 24/25/26th 2014

Hosted by Fowey Gallants S.C.



On the water times and race times will be advised later.


Friday 23rd      – Gather/ Rig and eat Pasties at Penmarlam – Gather/Evening Social at Fowey Gallants S.C … more Pasties.

Saturday 24th – Back-to-Back races in Fowey Harbour off of Fowey Town Quay

Lunch Break

More Back-to Back races and possibly the chance of crewing in a TROY

Evening Cruise up to the Ship Inn at Lerryn

Sunday 25th   –   More Back-to- Back Racing up-river at Golant…very picturesque.

Featuring the great Boat Swop race and the long distance race back to Fowey Gallants S.C.

Late Lunch and Prizegiving

Back to Penmarlam.

Evening B-B-Q.

Monday 26th –  Free but informal morning racing at Penmarlam for the ultra keen.

Possibly another chance of crewing on a TROY.


Rescue Boat and Recreation/Gin Palace in attendance.

Come just for the 2 days,a long weekend or stay longer !

Open to all Boats as well as Moths…if it Floats and is safe bring it !


Event will be sponsored by St Austell Brewery and Rattler Cider.


Details and advice on Accommodation to follow.

Contact Roger Witts for further details via Forum



One of the prettiest Cornish Small Towns and Harbours with the added attraction of the Upper River stretches at Golant.

Narrow streets and Pasties …excellent Hosts and good company Fowey is hard to resist.

Good Camping at Penmarlam as well as many B&B/Guest House possibilities.


Fowey Gallants S.C…..

I presume as before we will become, in effect guest members of Fowey Gallants S.C. for the time we are in Fowey.

A wonderfully welcoming and hospitable Club with really friendly members.

The Club is located almost centrally in the Town and a short stagger away from Pasty Mines, Shops, the Upper Deck Chandlery and Outriggers [the shops of choice !]

Fowey streets are narrow so please take care of young Children and Bill especially !

The Club Bar and Lounge area has a beautiful outlook over the Harbour with a well stocked bar and catering/cafe facilities[Thai Cook ]


Penmarlam Quay

Across the River from Fowey Penmarlam Quay and Slipway is below the Penmarlam Camping site.

Our launch H.Q. for the weekend and where boats can be left overnite during the weekend from Friday night.

Owned by the Fowey Harbour Commission we will have to pay to access the Quay area and to launch.

We will attempt to obtain a special rate.

Launching is good down a concrete ramp but access is steep.

Toilets and Showers are there as well as Small Café.



Big hearted John will be our main man over the weekend.

Rib Driver, Race Organiser will be an  ever-present at all the activities and hopefully joined by Kate.

This is John and Kate,s 4TH Moth visit so we are really indebted to them for their support.

John and Kate own The Upper Deck Chandlery and Outriggers opposite so make sure you stock up on all the bits and stuff you need !