Dart Sailability won the best dressed craft prize at this years Dartmouth Regatta/Mayflower 400 Pageant. Following the cancellation of the Mayflower400 pageant last year, Dart Sailability’s theme this year was “The First Thanksgiving” which would have been just about 400 years ago this year.
The entry was once again superbly organised by Carrie who not only had to get the crews organised but also has to negotiate facilities for boarding the boats and mooring them after the event which was timed to be when there was no water in Galmpton Creek. Thankfully Dart Haven Marina stepped up and provided facilities. Moorings were also offered by Dart Harbour. Special thanks are also due indigenous American, Neil, who stepped in as ARC skipper at the last minute and to Juliet and Tess for their magnificent pilgrim costumes (complete with baskets of bread and gourds). The team was completed with Puritans Polly, Andrew and Sue on the Support boat. We even had a young Abraham Lincoln on board, albeit 100 years too soon! And of course the centre piece of any thanksgiving – the Turkey. Can you identify who fulfilled this important role?