Teamac Sponsor HMS Pickle South Coast Summer Sailing Season Tour 2019.
On the evening of the last day of June, HMS Pickle will depart Hull Marina for Sea. Turning South East at the mouth of the Humber, with a farewell escort from Humber Resue plus the Humber Lifeboat Station at Spurn Head.
She will sail south, past The Wash and into the River Stour at Harwich. Departing Harwich, HMS Pickle will cross the busy Thames Estuary and the London Array Wind farm bound for the Dover Straits passing the White Cliffs and onwards to the English Channel. Leaving the nuclear power station at Dungeness to starboard, HMS Pickle will keep sailing towards Eastbourne and Brighton.
After an overnight stop, Pickle will keep heading west towards the Isle of Wight and the Solent. Once in the Solent, her first official port of call will be Lymington for the 1805 Club's weekend of celebration for Admiral Cornwallis who was a friend of Lord Nelson and commanded the Channel Fleet during the Napoleonic Wars.
Departing Lymington, it will be a short sail to the Beaulieu River & Bucklers Hard where some of the vessels that fought in the Battle of Trafalgar were built in the 18th century. HMS Pickle will be berthed at the Jetty and will be open to visitors. During the weekend , subject to weather conditions, model vessels representing the Trafalgar Fleet will be making sailing demonstrations.
Leaving Bucklers Hard, HMS Pickle's next official port of call is the Portsmouth Historic Navy Dockyard. Where she will be moored next to HMS Warrior which is the first armour plated, iron hulled warship built for the Royal Navy. During the weekend she will be hosted by the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines from HMS Victory. Since HMS Pickle will be moored in a public access area, she will be open for visitors during the weekend, working with the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.
HMS Pickle will also be playing host to Kingston Upon Hull’s wonderful Sailors Childrens Society with local Portsmouth families.
After Portsmouth, HMS Pickle will sail for Portland Harbour with crew from HMS Victory Senior Rates aboard HMS Pickle bound for Weymouth for her fourth official port of call. Pickle will muster for the RNLI Parade of Sail on Sunday 28th July at 1100 to celebrate 150 years of the RNLI at Weymouth.
From Weymouth, HMS Pickle plans to visit the Britannia Royal Navy College at Dartmouth. It is planned to call at Poole on the way back to the Humber, with a final port of call at the Port of Dover for a banquet for HMS Pickle’s crew before setting her course north and sailing back to Kingston upon Hull.
Here’s a recent link to a great partnership with HMS Victory and HMS Pickle working together.
A link to Bucklers Hard
Certain events will be supported by Teamac Marine Coatings long-standing experts and sponsors of Historic Motor and Sail (HMS). Including:
Lymington on 7/8th July
Bucklers hard on 14th July
Weymouth on 28th July
Come and visit these spectacular events.
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