Historic Replica Ship, The Matthew, Makes Second Trip To Scilly

Rob Salvidge, Skipper of The Matthew

The 78 ft long replica of the Matthew, the ship that sailed from Bristol to Newfoundland in 1497, has been in our islands’ waters for the second time this year.

The boat is used for training or chartered for cruises and she brought over and accommodated Bristol rowers during gig weekend.

Skipper, Rob Salvidge says it’s likely the Matthew will be a regular gig weekend fixture. And he’s keen to run some trips afterwards, especially for local sailors.

He said they had 20 people on board for this year’s event and Rob thinks that bringing in a few ships could solve the accommodation problems during gig weekend in the future.

He currently has 6 crew and 4 guests on board and they toured Tresco’s Abbey Gardens yesterday.

 



One Response to Historic Replica Ship, The Matthew, Makes Second Trip To Scilly

  1. steve mcbride & laurraine smith July 19, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Great to see Rob back on the Matthew, will you be with Kathleen & May in Gloucester over August B-Holiday Festival.