Boatbuilder wins the Purifier Cup at the Basin

Local boat-builder Alan Staley was the clear winner in Sunday afternoon’s Dinghy Race at Faversham Creek Basin.
Watched by an enthusiastic crowd of about 120 people, three sailing dinghies set off from the bridge end of the Pent to race up to the head of the Creek, round a marker buoy in front of Ordnance Wharf and back again. The other competitors were James Rubinstein and Peter Smith. All the dinghies had to battle against the wind on the first leg of the race, and found the return trip much easier.DSC_0050

Faversham Creek Trust Chairman Prof. Chris Wright thanked Sixer Boorman and his helpers for organising the race, and asked Deputy Mayor Nigel Kaye to present the winner with the Purifier Cup.
The race was organised to show how the Creek could be used for popular community purposes, and attracted local residents and visitors to the Creekside.

The dinghies were launched from the green beside the bridge and it’s hoped this will become an annual event.DSC_0045



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