Chris Robinson said:Great image. Looks to me early 1880s, the road was cut around 1888 ish and we can see the Liner Lookout building that is late 1870s, Smeaton’s Tower appeared 1884 and you would imagine that had it been there when the photograph was taken the photographer would have attempted to include it.
Our photographer Mike Pitches took a series of shots from the sailing race OSTAR2013…
Mike Pitches: I was proud to have been a part of this event for the Plymouth Barbican/Hoe Waterfront Media Team. I was invited on-board a media boat from Queen Anne’s Battery to speed out to Plymouth Sound to capture the boats as they prepared for and started the OSTAR 2013 race, heading for Newport, Rhode Island. It was a little choppy, but so worth it
The sailing competitors are taking part in the 14th Ostar race, a single handed transatlantic competition. Skippers and their support teams from all over the world descended on Plymouth for the start. The 2,700 mile race, held every four years, attracts a wide variety of boats.
Calling all Plymouth sailors! Have you entered The Round The Drake’s Island Race this weekend?
Race starts at 1200 on 2nd June 2013 in Pico dinghies (supplied by Horizons Trust) Teams (of three boats) or individual entries. Single-handed or double-handed Entry Fee adults £20.00 cadets £5.00 Purpose – to have fun and to raise money for Horizons Trust Afternoon entertainment in Jolly Jacks by Flash Jacks (Sea Shanty singers)and BBQ.
Make a date for your diary this is one festival not to be missed with some big named acts ready to entertain you here on the Plymouth Hoe!
Steve Harley & Mad Dog Mcrea to headline Plymouth Festival of Sail. Plymouth has a musical feast lined up to entertain the crowds on Plymouth’s iconic Hoe with two free concerts on 28th and 29th June from 5pm to 10.30pm.