People and Places
The Grain Race of 1927

The two vessels completed their loading and set off together bound for Falmouth, UK. On arrival the captains would be told the final destination of their cargo. The ships did not sight each other after the first night at sea because the Herzogin Cecilie sailed east to round Cape Horn while the Beatrice sailed westward to round the Cape of Good Hope. Fifteen other sailing vessels also carried Australian wheat to Europe that year, with Herzogin Cecilie having the shortest passage. She arrived at Falmouth after 96 days at sea; 18 days before Beatrice. 


President, Peninsula Ship Society

T: Maurie Hutchinson 9787 5780


The Peninsula Ship Society meets at Hastings Yacht Club on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 10am. Visitors always welcome.

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