Bermudan ketch Camelot, who took part in Race One of the Culture 2011 Tall
Ships Regatta, unfortunately suffered engine problems and was unable to make it
to the start line of Race Two. Due to further problems they were hugely
disappointed not to have been able to join up with the rest of the fleet in
Gdynia. However, it would appear that if you are going to be stranded
anywhere, the Finnish island of Nagu is the place to do it!
crew from Camelot have sent this message:
would like to send our thanks for the hospitality and all the support we have
received during the Culture 2011 Tall Ships Regatta. After leaving Turku
our yacht "Camelot" was damaged in a way that forced us to stop the
journey and look for the closest port to repair the malfunction. After reaching
Nagu, we were welcomed with the outstanding hospitality and friendliness of
Nagu inhabitants and all the staff working in the marina.
are pleased that we could spend the days we needed to repair our boat with all
these kind and helpful people, who did not even charge us for staying in their
harbour, let us use the bathrooms and all the social infrastructure. Thanks to
the rather unpleasant accident that had happened to us, we had the unique
possibility to see that the attitude of the local people did not end with the
Regatta and one can always count on them when facing unexpected trouble.
again-many thanks to everyone that helped us to fix our boat and come back to
Poland in one piece."
detailed story describing all the adventures of Camelot's trip can be
seen on their own website by clicking here.