However, I wondered why she looked rather dishevelled and neglected, and the licence disc in her cabin was last renewed in 2007.
Her varnished decks were peeling, and her winding gear looked as if it could do with some maintenance,
her brass portholes were verdigrised,
though her carefully stitched sails looked well-ordered and still sound.
As I've found before, an unusual boat can often be easily researched on the internet. I found from the on-line newsletter (that's a PDF file, btw, so a bit slow) of the Lympstone sailing club that the Queen of the May was built,owned and sailed by one of their long time members, a well-known and liked man by all accounts, but then he and his wife, and the boat, moved to Brittany, though they all travelled back and forth regularly, as we are fairly much on a straight line down from that part of Devon. Sadly, he died in 2007, and it seems that the Queen of the May goes to sea no longer. I couldn't find out anything much more.
It doesn't look as if it would take much to get her seaworthy again though...