What's On & GalleryRound and about the Green Dragon



Transat 2017

Peter' boat, Suomi Kudu, sustained mainsail damage when the fleet was hit by an Atlantic storm during the earl hours of Friday 9th June. The organising club, the Royal Western, stated on their website that: '60 knot winds and 15 metre seas were experienced by competitors, caused by a very low depression (967 mb). These extreme conditions caused damage to many boats with 3 emergency beacons (EPIRB) triggered. The Canadian coastguard in Halifax immediately reacted to the situation sending ships and air support to all the boats in distress. The boats affected over the past 36 hours are: TAMARIND – Suffered severe damage. Skipper well with no injuries. Rescued by Queen Mary en route to Halifax. HAPPY – Dismasted. Both crew rescued by ocean going tug APL FORWARD. No injuries reported. FURIA – Boat sunk. Crew resuced by survey vessel THOR MAGNA. No injuries reported. HARMONII – Mainsail and track damage. Retired. Heading under engine for the Azores. Skipper ok, no injuries. SUOMI KUDU – Mainsail problems. Retired. Heading back to UK. Skipper ok, no injuries. All other competitors safe but still experiencing a 10 – 15 metre swell, no injuries reported.' We are glad that Peter is safe and look forward to welcoming him back to the Green Dragon. I may even have to buy him a drink!

Transat 2017

On the 29th. May Veteran sailer and publican Peter Crowther sets out from Plymouth on his tenth Single Handed Transatlantic Race in the yacht 'Suomi Kudu'. We will be posting updates on the Old Codger's progress in the bar and on this website.

Click HERE to see an article about Peter on the Royal Western Yacht Club's Transat pages.


Live Music During the Spring and Summer

The Village Banned and the Nauti Buoys (actually one and the same but the latter when performing sea shanties) will be performing live music on various occasions (and probably featuring in 'Spring Drunk Watch') during the coming months. Keep an eye here and on our Facebook page for details.


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Yuletide at the Green Dragon

Each year Peter and Alix place a large Christmas tree outside the Green Dragon to light up the festivities at the village hub.


The famous Green Dragon Christmas Tree is up taller then ever!

It's up and ready for Christmas!

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Light up the bar

Every year Alix and her helpers expend much effort in decorating the bar for Christmas.

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Light up the Mess Deck

The Mess Deck and the patio are also get the festive treatment.

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And finally... Darth Doggie!

Cleo, the pub dog, considers her model of the Death Star.....