Twenty-six boats gather in Ramsgate to mark the start of the Holland Cruise

Saturday 5th August

Day 1

Position – Cruise assembly point, Ramsgate

Coming from near and far, boats assembled in Ramsgate harbour to mark the start of the Motor Boats Monthly Holland cruise.

With some new faces and some old, crews gathered and mingled for the inaugural cruise briefing at 1800hrs up at the Royal Temple Yacht Club. The Cruise Leader, Kim Hollamby addressed the fleet. The fleet has 26 boats in total, including the three control boats Time Flies, Calm Voyager and Kim’s recently acquired boat ‘Formanda’, a 30 year old Beecham Searider 45.

Here is the list of boats taking part:

Amillie of London Beneteau Antares 9.80 Michael Millsted
Athos Birchwood 440 Challenger John Coyle
Bequia Broom 38 Robert Hughes
Boisterous Mistress Broom 37 Kelston Tobin
Calm Voyager Fairline Phantom 40 Neale Byart
Cavalino Ranger 36 Ingvar Svenson
Coralie Valk Kruiser Rowan Spink
Djinskiia Princess 414 Greg Vinyard
Emotion Sealine 290 Dennis Hill
Formanda Beecham 45 Kim Hollamby
Goldie Birchwood TS37 Norman Nathan
Helvetia Viking seamaster 830 Renato Schmid
Kalives Corvette 320 Stuart Hirst
Kwestre III Nelson 34 Graham Daniels
Loose Change Fairline Squadron 52 Paul Fitzpatrick
Our World Van de Valk Royal 45 Adrian Allworth
Patum Peperium Fairline Squadron 55 Brian Venner
Seaglo Broom 42cl Roger Field
Silver Sea Sealine S37 Roger Powell
Sky-Vin Princess 40 Chris Brook
Sorcerer of Dart Humber 40 Geoffrey Webster
Splash Sealine 380 Ambassador Griffith Green
Time Flies Ribquest 6m Claire Frew
Two To Tango Princess 35 Flybridge Paul Stewart
Wayward Angel Sealine S42 Steve Payne
Yoo Hoo Fairline Targa 34 Phil Simpson

Tomorrow the fleet will depart for Nieuwpoort, Belgium where they will overnight. Then, weather permitting, on Monday the fleet will move to Holland, making for Delta Marina on the beautiful Veersmeer.