From our archives 20 years ago

From our archives 20 years ago.
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Brian Hemmings (right) pictured with Welland Yacht Club members John Bacon (left) and Alwyn Roffe before setting off on a 200-mile sail from Spalding round the county.

Brian and Andrew Young (16) were to sail in the 19ft vessel Nimble from the Lincolnshire Poacher, heading out into The Wash and the River Witham towards Boston and Lincoln. They then planned to pick up the Roman Foss Dyke Canal which would bring them back into tidal waters at Torksey on the River Trent. From there they were to sail out into the River Humber and into the North Sea before making their return journey to Spalding.