Yacht to fly Manx flag at Games flotilla

Bill Chacksfield aboard Nexus, which will be joining 250 other boats in a flotilla on the river Clyde to mark the opening of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Inset, the Manx registration and Viking ravens on the mainsail will be on display alongside a huge Manx flag flown from the rigging

Bill Chacksfield aboard Nexus, which will be joining 250 other boats in a flotilla on the river Clyde to mark the opening of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Inset, the Manx registration and Viking ravens on the mainsail will be on display alongside a huge Manx flag flown from the rigging

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A Douglas-based yacht and local crew will take part in a huge flotilla on the river Clyde in Glasgow next weekend to celebrate the opening of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

A total of 250 yachts from as far afield as Portugal will parade down the river from Greenock into the centre of the city on Saturday, July 26.

Viking ravens on the sail of Douglas Bay Yacht Club's 38-foot yacht 'Nexus', which will be taking part in a flotilla to mark the opening of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow
Viking ravens on the sail of Douglas Bay Yacht Club's 38-foot yacht 'Nexus', which will be taking part in a flotilla to mark the opening of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Manx resident Bill Chacksfield, a retired businessman who is vice commodore of Douglas Bay Yacht Club, is sailing his 38-foot sailing yacht ‘Nexus’ from the island to join the parade along with three crew-mates from Douglas.

 

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