1946: First yacht into Cherbourg after the 1939-45 war

Recounted by James Harries, grandson of Sir Ernest Harston, who kindly got in touch through the contact page:

“There is a story in the family about the first Cherbourg race after the 39-45 war. Sir Ernest claimed that they were first into Cherbourg and that they got a huge welcome as the first of any British yachts to enter the harbour. This was probably ’46 as I seem to recall Cherbourg harbour remained in an awful state until after the war, because of the bombing and fighting.”

With thanks to James Harries for providing this information