Cruising to round Cape Horn, rowing down the Mississippi, surveying epoxy and serving with marline… it’s anothe rpacked issue!
Here’s the summary:
Editorial: It’s floods. Once they get serious how do you navigate?
Signals: The Cowes yard fire; fake lifejackets; racing down under; Gaffers shall go to the Brest ball; London Boat Show and what was missing
Around the yards: Devon Wooden Boats; Classic Marine moves to Suffolk Yacht Harbour; Ashley Butler buys a yard, and looking for a large shed
Association news: OGA honours Ed Burnett; Seagull races, Rivals, Twisters, Strange yacht
Obituary: Roger Wardale: Chronicler of Arthur Ransome’s boats
Classic Coast: Orfordness Lighthouse
Smylie’s boats: Itchen Ferry
The Post: The livelier letters pages
Andrew Bray: How, and why, to speak ‘boat’
Guest column: Sam Lewellyn cracks us up by going onto a forum and asking a simple question about kit.
Nardi’s nods: IW 31 Varvet – more insight into GRP classics
COVER STORY The Twister that went to Cape Horn 26: Trevor Clifton tells us what he likes about his Twister Cracklin’ Rosie
Dutch classic capers: Sue Lewis and Victoria enjoy racing at Hellevoetsluis
People of the Sea: Clifford Adams: Still building Redwings at 91
Sumurun’s transatlantic run: A galley’s eye view of the 101-year-old Fife’s eventful, magical passage
Rowing: Down the Misissippi in a Thames skiff: What Olympic champion John Pritchard did to fund-raise for charity
Marine Motorist: First Lady of power: Lady Violet Aitken, her boats, her races, her broken ribs. Brandy
On Watch and Over the Yardarm: Spotted at the London Boat Show, and Whiskey with an ‘E’
Off Watch: the boat’s bookshelf: First Atlantic Race, East Coast Pilot, Return of Racundra and more
An instructor’s tale: Sometimes you say something simple, but it gets misinterpreted
Boat skills: docking: Lines and fenders at the ready? Space spotted? Now to get into it
Surveying: Epoxy: Wonderful stuff, but you have to watch out, says Aidan Tuckett
Restoring a Mirror dinghy: the big finish: It’s time to put on the paint.
Fitting quadrant steering: The better ways of wheel steering – and oddly neglected
Des Pawson: solo serving: No it’s not that thing but it is about being single handed…
Calendar and Next Month: Events for the coming month and year, and what’s in our next issue
The last word: Artist of the Month: Tony Williams, winner of the RSMA’s Charles Pears Award