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Twelve months after slipping out of the Torridge estuary at the start of an 8,500 mile voyage, Mr and Mrs Jeffrey Clarkson, of the Gaiety, Appledore, have reached Seattle, their destination on the west coast of America.

1972 Clarkson's reach America

During their trip the Clarksons, who are members of the North Devon Yacht Club, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.
The couple set out last September in their 30ft sloop Pile Cap and experienced all types of conditions en route.
During their long trip the Clarksons have been maintaining contact with Yacht Club members in letters sent to Mr Alex Provan, of Yelland.

1972 Clarkson

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