Alf Smythers' Page

'Alf' at the 2012 Falmouth Working Boats World Championships (photo: Graham Pinkey)


'Alf' is the current holder of both the Silver Oyster (2008/2011) & Oyster Festival Harbour Race (2009/2010/2011) trophies for 'licensed (oyster dredging) boats'.  'Alf' may not be the fastest nor best fitted out boat but she is a hard worker - as is her crew.  A Working Boat follower was once asked whether 'Alf' would bother finishing a race in the light airs; the reply was: "he will finish in the dark if necessary".

For loads of photos and info, go to 'Alf Smythers'

For the results of the 2011 Silver Oyster Race, go to Falmouth Packet News





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