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Torpoint Mosquito Sailing Club, Torpoint Torpoint Mosquito Sailing Club, Torpoint

Torpoint Mosquito Sailing Club, Torpoint


General Details

Type:
Sailing / Yacht Club

Historical Details

Founded in:
1891

History:
Sailing in the 1890s was therefore an important facet of community life. Apart from a few steam pinnaces, sail and oar were the principal means of transport on the water in those days and particularly so for Torpoint people, many of whom earned their living from their sailing work boats by conveying goods or fishing. These boats with gaff rigs and heavy canvas sails must have created a very picturesque and busy scene on the river. No doubt the local community would have looked with interest and envy at the great yachts which were sailed into the Hamoaze from time to time before the turn of the century or indeed the yachts owned by the privileged few which raced from Plymouth as far a field as La Rochelle and the North Sea. Perhaps a taste for racing was acquired by local fishermen who supplemented their income by crewing on these boats.

Address

Street Address:
Marine Drive

Post Code:
PL11 2EH

City:
Torpoint

State/Province:
South West England

Country:
United Kingdom

Contact Information

Telephone Number:
+44 1752 812508

E-Mail Address:
secretary@tmsc.org.uk

Web Address:
http://www.tmsc.org.uk/

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