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Wherry Maud Trust Lunch – Saturday 17th February 2018

Acle Bridge Inn was the venue for our winter members’ lunch and 27 people came along. At the pub there is a newly refurbished back room with large television that enabled Martin, our archivist, to show photos throughout the meal.members lunch 2018
It was pleasing to welcome a few new members as well as those who have supported Maud for many years. There was a good buzz of conversation throughout and memories were tested by the short quiz on Maud’s history. Not surprisingly the winners were old friends of Maud, although no team got full marks and the tie breaker was not needed.

The facilities, the food and the service could not be faulted. All excellent and thanks to Phil, Vanessa and their team.

Maud is in commission again

After a successful re-launch in heavy rain on Friday 8th September the trustees of Maud are pleased to report that Maud is ready to sail again from the Norfolk Wherry Trust base at Womack.
On Sunday 17th September re-rigging was completed under the watchful eye of skipper Kim Dowe.

Kim and his crew then set out from Burgh Castle to return to Ludham. Unfortunately conditions in the shape of a head wind for the first part of the journey across Breydon and later very light winds prevented raising sail and the whole trip was done with the tender pushing. Maud arrived at Acle Bridge just as it got dark.

On the following day Ian Scowen skippered Maud, again under engine, from Acle Bridge to Womack.
This coming Sunday morning, 8th October, Maud will be making a couple of short trips from Womack and we are hoping for favourable winds so that we can say that Maud is actually sailing again after the refit.

Thank you to our new member Sue Grief for these superb photos she took of events on the 17th September.

Linda Pargeter
3 October 2017