Boating Business | Charlestown arrival launches new charity

CHARLESTOWN ARRIVAL LAUNCHES NEW CHARITYHOMENEWSINDUSTRY NEWSCHARLESTOWN ARRIVAL LAUNCHES NEW CHARITY10 Aug 2020EmailShareFacebookLinkedInTwitterPrint‘Mascotte’ entering Charlestown Photo: James PearceThe arrival of ‘Mascotte’, the largest surviving Bristol Channel pilot cutter, into her new home in Charlestown marks the launch of a new sailing trust.The Rich’s Boat Charitable Trust was founded by Mascotte’s owner in memory of her skipper of nine years, Richard Clapham, who took his own life last year.Jessie Atkinson, Charlestown Harbour vessel manager, said that Richard was passionate about Bristol Channel pilot cutters and incredibly knowledgeable. “I know he’d love to think people are benefitting from Mascotte, taking good care of her, learning and sharing his passion for sailing,” she said.InspirationalBuilt in 1904 by Thomas Cox & Son in Newport, Mascotte is believed to be the third largest Bristol Channel pilot cutter ever built. Fully restored in 1994, she will be used as an inspirational and educational sailing tool, providing an opportunity for team building and a way to boost confidence and morale.The Trust’s aim is to bring an essence of Rich’s passionate sailing style to others to provide opportunities for those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to get out on the water or sail a boat as historically significant as Mascotte.The Mascotte will be available for day sailing from Charlestown throughout August and for exclusive hire via Airbnb, sleeping up to 10 guests from September 2020.

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