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Charlestown Harbour prepares for first Classic Sail Festival

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Picturesque Charlestown Harbour is staging its first ever Classic Sail Festival taking place in the Inner Harbour at the UNESCO World Heritage Site.From 30 August to 1 September, the festival will celebrate Charlestown’s Cornish maritime
'Picturesque Charlestown Harbour is staging its first ever Classic Sail Festival taking place in the Inner Harbour at the UNESCO World Heritage Site.From 30 August to 1 September, the festival will celebrate  Charlestown’s Cornish maritime heritage, classic sail, music, food and drink.Highlights will include the Parade of Sail as a fleet of classic ships sail into the harbour, and live music including the headline act ‘Mad Dog Mcrea’ – a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz and folk. (It says here!Ed.) Classic vessels attending will include Anny , Grayhound , Tectona , Guiding Star , Kajsamoor , Our Daddy and  Ibis , while the organisers tell us there are many more still to be confirmed. “The Classic Sail Festival is gearing up to be a spectacular event.A lot of planning has gone into it and we hope the people of Charlestown and beyond in Cornwall can join us,” said Rolf Munding, owner of Charlestown Harbour. “The Festival is a real opportunity for us to celebrate traditional vessels as well as the Harbour itself.We have many ships booked to join us, including the likes of the lugger Grayhound.We really do think the Festival will be a great weekend for people of all ages to enjoy – we have everything from Shanty groups to pirates!” he added.Visitors to Charlestown can purchase a gangway pass that allows them access to the Inner Harbour and a tour of the ships in the Grade II listed port.Lots of activities await children and families including pirates, musicians and traditional craftspeople. . The post Charlestown Harbour prepares for first Classic Sail Festival appeared first on Classic Boat Magazine .'

Terrifying video captures a lightning bolt striking the mast of a sailboat in Boston

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A video shows the moment a lightning bolt struck the mast of a sailboat named Perseverance in South Boston on Saturday.
'A video shows lightning striking the mast of a sailboat named Perseverance in Boston on Saturday.Boat owner Drew Plominski said he was on deck preparing the boat for a 363-mile race just 15 minutes before lightning hit the mast.The lightning bolt fried the electronics of the boat, causing Plominski to reluctantly withdraw from the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race, which took place a day after the lightning struck the boat.Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more . A video captured the terrifying moment when lightning struck the mast of a sailboat in Boston on Saturday, sending sparks flying with a deafening sound.Owner Drew Plominski, who named the boat Perseverance, told The Boston Globe that he could hear the lightning strike from his house a couple blocks away. “It shook the floor,” he said.No one was on board the boat when lightning struck, but it was a close call. “It was nuts,” Plominski said. “We were down there 15 minutes before.We were just waiting for rain to die down before we went down there again.” Wait for it…. This #lightning strike ⚡️ hit a boat at the Columbia Yacht Club in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday!Video Credit: Harry Minucci #MAwx pic.twitter.com/JekpFfZ1o9 — WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) July 7, 2019 Read more: The Russia airliner that burst into flames on landing and killed 41 people may have been struck by lightning.You’ve probably been on a plane hit by lightning.Plominski was preparing the boat to compete in the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race , a 363-mile course to Nova Scotia that was taking place just the next day, The Globe reported.While Perseverance is still afloat, the lightning strike fried the electronics in the boat, causing him to withdraw from the race, Plominski told The Globe. “I’d been preparing for it over a year,” he said, adding to The Globe that he was glad nobody was hurt. . The post Terrifying video captures a lightning bolt striking the mast of a sailboat in Boston appeared first on Business Insider Nederland .'