Following the rescue of the Polish owned tall ship The Fryderyk Chopin and its compliment of 11 crew and 36 youngsters on Saturday night, the Cornish Pasty Association has ensured the rescued party received a warm welcome by offering them Cornwall’s most popular food, the Cornish Pasty after they had come ashore.

The crew and passengers were stranded after the 180ft ship ran into difficulty 93 miles off the Isles of Scilly. The ship lost two of its masts during a force nine gale before being towed back to Falmouth.

Larry File, Chairman of the Cornish Pasty Association said; “Like the rest of Cornwall, we are happy that the rescue of the ship and its crew was successful and we wanted to welcome them to the county with a ‘taste’ of what Cornwall is like. What better way of receiving them than with our most famous food product, a warm and tasty Cornish pasty.”

Issue date: 1st November 2010

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0117 929 1900
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