After twelve years of dedicated work by a team of volunteers and backing of some very good sponsors, July 28th 2017 was a very busy but rewarding day.
Unfortunately we couldn’t invite more than a very few people to see the launch because the Docks are a working port without public facilities.
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Careful does it
In the air
ABP Team and helpers.
Dropping into the water but not actually dropping
The first touch in 25 years
There were a few sighs of relief when there were no leaks and all looking good.
The mast all rigged and lifting accross
Stepping the mast
Just a DROP of sparkly in celebration
First movement under power
Moored waiting for a few more jobs to be done before moving out into the main river.
Time for a sleep
Chris going aloft to fix blocks to mast
Look no hands or feet