Irene

hawkey01
15th February 2012, 10:50
The other day the Irene was mentioned and I thought members may like to view the story from todays Western Daily Press - link attached -

http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/Irene-Bridgwater-s-Brazil-voyage-heralds-golden/story-15233240-detail/story.html


Hawkey01

Gulpers
15th February 2012, 12:01
Good luck to them Neville - wouldn't mind crewing on that voyage.

A friend of mine crewed for his brother who organised a similar trip last summer from London to St Petersburg. They were carrying 'Imperial Stout' however, their vessel wasn't a period piece like Irene - they chartered the 60 foot THERMOPYLAE CLIPPER.

Have a look here (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/russianow/features/8575979/British-stout-to-St-Petersburg.html) and here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-13748635). (Pint)