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Saul Canal Festival 2008 – Working to Restore the Cotswold Waterways

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Friday 4th July- Sunday 6th July – Saul Canal Junction, Frampton-on-Severn, Glos, GL2 7LA
The Saul Canal Festival is about restoration. A concept forged over thirty years ago with the formation of the Stroudwater Canal Society. The event is designed to attract media attention, people and funds to facilitate the re-establishment of the link between the rivers Thames and Severn. The event takes place at Saul Junction, an unusual “waterway crossroads” where the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal intersects the soon to be restored Stroudwater Navigation.
The Mission – “Helping to bring Cotswolds Waterways back to life by raising funds in an entertaining and educational way”
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Tags: boats | festivals | gloucestershire | canal

Set sail on Rainbow Seeker in 2008

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rainbow seeker sunset at daleThe Rainbow Seeker is a beautiful Beneteau First 405 fast sailing cruiser which is used by the Rainbow Seeker Partnership to give people access to the seas to experience the pleasures of sailing and to the magic of using sea, wind and tide.

Sailing, Cruising, Charter and Training in the waters of the Bristol Channel, South Wales and North Devon and North Somerset Coasts plus sailing further afield to the Scillies, Ireland and the Morbihan in France. The Partnership has provided the vessel and RYA qualified skippers to sailing schools and clubs since 2000.

rainbow seeker in portimaoRainbow Seeker is 41 feet long with 9 berths in four cabins including the saloon. One cabin is a double and two can be occupied either as doubles or singles.

The “In House” skipper of the Rainbow Seeker is Mike Burns, a RYA Cruising Instructor. The role of the vessel has been as a Sail Training vessel and as a pleasure cruiser. As a Sail Training vessel she has delivered a wide range of RYA practical courses including Competent Crew, Dayskipper, Coastal Skipper, Yachtmaster and RYA Yachtmaster Instructors courses.

Cruises planned for 2008 are Padstow Mayday Festival in May, stopping off at Lundy Island. May spring bank holiday cruise to Lundy Island and the western end of the Bristol Channel and to Cork Regatta Week in July.
Skippered Charter cruises packages are also available.

Get out on that boat and enjoy some quality time on the water.
Rainbow Seeker Partnership
19 Millfield Close
Sketty
Swansea
SA2 8BD
Telephone 07925 324802
www.sail-swansea.co.uk

Tags: boats | water

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