Originally Posted by Razorbill
My wife and I had a great afternoon in Falmouth Bay on Saturday, we had the Sedov all to ourselves for about half an hour, it made my day that a proper Tall Ship was able to come; I went aboard it in the Docks about 8 years ago when she visited on her own, conditions onboard were "authentic" to say the least.
I had also heard that none of the big Russians ships would attend for fear of Russian creditors from other EU countries threaten to slap a writ on them for
That would probably explain it then! We never actually saw it, presumably it was the one that was right out on it's own in the bay?
We also went round it (in 1998 I think), and it is a fantastic ship. However, in terms of 'entering into the spirit' I think my money goes to Cuauhtémoc the Mexican entry, they were really going for it with the salsa band etc!
Originally Posted by Mollers
Added to that the Coastguard 'work to rule'.
Fal were only handling emergency traffic.
LOL yes! How long has that been going on now? They were doing it back in June too
If you want to annoy them ask for a radio check, then when they give you the "please be advised that due to industrial action... not taking routine traffic blah blah" just cut them off and say "thank you for confirming it works!