Pre war sailings of Carrina

A quote from the daughter of the second owner, Mr. H.F. Blackborow (10/08/1895 – 24/09/1966):

For the moment, as H.F. Blackborow’s only surviving daughter – living in Italy – who  as a little girl spent two entire summers (I think) on Carrina, I can say that my father did not race with Carrina. He almost always took the helm, but we did have a small professional crew. I can maybe fill out some information about the years between 1934  and the outbreak of war. I know my parents sailed in the Channel and  the Baltic and were in Kiel harbour not long before the start of  world war II. I think they also sailed as far as Casablanca and the  Canaries. After the war, when Carrina came out of hiding, we sailed  in the Channel from Poole in Dorset and did a lot of mackerel  fishing. During a gale-force onshore wind, while we were in Portland  harbour, her anchors dragged and we were almost dashed against some  enormous cement constructions built in the middle of the harbour  during the war for defence purposes. The naval launch that put out to  help us damaged the launch and the side of the boat. As a result we  were guests of the navy for several days while they put her right and  spent time on board submarines, cruisers and mine sweepers!

Elizabeth Blackborow

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