Kathleen and May to return to Bideford this weekend
11:14 21 August 2014
Iconic schooner will sail up the River Torridge on Saturday afternoon during homecoming trip.
The Kathleen and May will be making a homecoming trip to Bideford this weekend.
The iconic three-masted topsail schooner will be sailing up the Torridge at around 4.30pm on Saturday.
Phil Clarke, son of former councillor Steve Clarke who bought the vessel in 1985, said he hoped she would have an escort from the Bideford and Appledore gig clubs.
“She’ll be sailed in by John Pavitt, a former RNLI volunteer and friend of the family,” he said.
“She will then be moored on Bideford Quay for a couple of days.”
During the last week, the schooner has been moored in Gloucester and boarded by Hollywood movie stars Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.
She will have a starring roll in the 2016 release Alice Through The Looking Glass.