Sailing out of harbour

It’s not all that often you get to sail out of harbour these days in a dipping lugger. It helps if the wind is fair, as short tacks in a confined area are hard work, and harbour masters don’t often like it for obvious reasons – but it’s great fun, planning your escape under sail and oar with the crew, that last shove off the quay wall with a boathook and then trusting to your judgement and the skill of your crew.

This short clip captures Barnabas sailing off to transfer a New Dawn Traders cargo shipment from De Gallant, for its last leg of a journey from the Caribbean to customers in Falmouth.

Thanks to Chris Yacoubian for filming on board, and Adrian Cobello for piloting the drone.

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Written by Cornish Maritime Trust