Cutty Sark baton yacht arrives in Falmouth
A yacht carrying a piece of maritime history - a section of the Cutty Sark - has arrived at a Cornish port.
Duet, a training vessel, is sailing around Britain with a piece of the tea clipper on board. The timbre, which was removed during restoration work, has been crafted into a baton.
It will be passed between groups of young people who are crewing each leg of the voyage.
It has been inspired by London 2012 and also marks the Duet's centenary.
The Cutty Sark was purchased in 1922 by Captain Dowman and was used for a time in Falmouth.Olympic Games
Duet first took young people to sea in 1960 and is Britain's longest-serving sail training vessel, having been operating for this purpose for 52 years.
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During this time, it has taken more than 8,000 young people to sea. It has been operated by the Cirdan Sailing Trust since 1996.
Duet will arrive in Falmouth on Saturday and a reception will be held for the yacht during the evening at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club.
Following its visit to Falmouth, Duet will visit Weymouth in Dorset, where the sailing events for the London Olympics are being staged.
It will arrive in London for the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Games.