The Pilgrim BM45 (and BM111 Catharina going out to sea)
Brixfest is also combined with the Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta. It's a great chance to see Brixhams old trawlers wonderfully restored and sailing around the bay. Plenty of other classic boats come along to join in the race.
|Vigilance BM76 and Provident BM28|
We walked into Brixham and along the half mile Breakwater to get the best views of the boats. Hubby was instructed to make sure I didn't fall off the edge....and as I'm here writing this post, he did ok (not insured anyway-probably a good thing then). I say this because it's quite easy to do when you have the camera over your eyes and you are trying to get some good images!
|Great to catch both the Vigilance and The Pilgrim together|
Brixhams original fishing fleet numbered over 200, and now there are only a few left. With one, the Torbay Lass in dire straits, which is about to be scrapped if people cant find the money to buy her and move her from Tilbury Docks.
|Leader BM156 (the oldest of the fleet)|
|The Jolie Brise and The Grayhound|
The Jolie Brise and the Grayhound are two large and very beautiful boats that joined in the race on Saturday.
I have added a new page to the blog called Brixham Heritage Fishing Fleet, which will give you more information (if you want to explore more) on the remaining boats from the original fleet and images of the ones that were at the Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta in 2013.
Brixfest had food stalls, live cookery demonstrations, live music, water sports, a water activity show, where you could try jet skis, ribs, diving, kayaking, and loads more....and of course the heritage boats.
Although not part of the heritage fleet this beautiful boat the Jolie Brise, certainly looked the part.