A happy ending from Camelot

08 September 2011

A happy ending from Camelot

Polish 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!   

The crew from Camelot have sent this message:

"We 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.

We 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. 

Once again-many thanks to everyone that helped us to fix our boat and come back to Poland in one piece."

The detailed story describing all the adventures of Camelot's trip can be seen on their own website by clicking here.   

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