Ierne on the BBC

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Ierne on the water – image from the Classic Sailing Club weblog

There was a big treat for Fife yacht fans on TV on Sunday evening – recent film footage of the fabulous Ierne flying along the Humber Estuary.

If you missed it and are in the UK you will be able to catch it on the BBC iPlayer for the next few days.

It turned up on the Griff Rhys Jones series Rivers,  in which our hero visits various interesting and often beautiful locations and attempts something dangerous, cold and painful, such as wild swimming in the Tay, swimming across the Mersey or canyoning down Scottish mountain streams. I can live without all the nonsense in this series, but the photography is superb and the the Ierne moment at the end of the second episode is the best thing so far. Get on to the iPlayer now and make sure you don’t miss it, I say!

For more on Ierne at intheboatshed.net, click here.

Fore more info including a weblog record of Ierne’s restoration, click here.

For mastmaker Collars’ announcenent that Ierne’s restoration won the Classic Boat Restoration of the Year Award, click here.

Finally, non-UK readers might like to search YouTube for some Ierne footage reported by Dale – see his comment in the link below.

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