Hathor relaunch and White Moth centenary celebrations on The Broads

The Wherry Yacht Charter folks are celebrating a special year on The Broads during 2015, which will include the relaunch of the wonderful 110 year-old wherry yacht Hathor and the centenary of the fabulous White Moth.

Hathor will be on view at How Hill ahead of her official relaunch celebrations on the 30th May, when four wherries including Hathor will sail together on the River Ant on a round trip from How Hill. Various tickets, viewing and sailing opportunities are available via the Wherry Yacht Charter website.

White Moth’s centenary events in July will include sailings on Ranworth Broad, with three wherries sailing together from Wroxham to Ranworth, viewings at Ranworth staithe, a concert with Patrick Hawes at Ranworth church, and an event with three wherry yachts providing short sails on Malthouse Broad from Ranworth Staithe.

Again, details for these and other events are available via the website.

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The story of how White Moth got her new steel keel – in pictures

White Moth gets a steel keel

Norfolk film maker Jonno of Big Sky Productions has written up the process of installing on new keel to the underside of the magnificent White Moth, a Norfolk wherry built for pleasure purposes in 1915. It all started with propping the boat up and sawing off most of the old keel – read all about it here!