ADDED 20 JULY 2006
the April 2006 Knottingley Digest (issue 32) you featured an article in
the Years in Focus section about Mr. Ken Robinson taking three and a half
years building a sloop. The boat was ceremonially launched, and named
KAYEM, at Harkerís Shipyard, Knottingley, by Madge Robinson in 1968
before being sailed to Whitby.
worked for Ken and Madge Robinson at Racca Green Garages, Knottingley, for
six years and during that time their yacht KAYEM was sailed by them, on
their days off work and at holiday times up the Yorkshire and Northumbrian
coasts and to Scotland.
1970 they crossed the North Sea to Holland (with a young friend as crew)
where they cruised the canals. Later, in 1974 they had a long trip via
Heligoland to Curhaven, Germany up the Kiel Canal and cruised the islands
in the Baltic Sea. They said it was a wonderful trip!
returning to the United Kingdom, KAYEM continued to sail up and down the
coast for several years and explored the River Thames estuary. In 1978
they sailed through Scotlandís Caledonian Canal to the West Coast. There
the holiday was over and they had to return south to Whitby,
were then being made to build a larger steel yacht!
20 July 2006