Our April issue has a cover story on Cleone – the claim is that she is Britain’s oldest, or one Britain’s oldest yachts… so naturally we look into that. Beautiful boat nonetheless!
Nigel Irens is a naval architect who has designed the fastest power and sailing craft in the world. He is also known for re-interpreting traditional designs and giving them a modern twist. One of his main influences were the lug rigged open boats of Shetland. We profile him.
Here is the April issue in full:
News: help us fill the British Village at the Brest Festival; Portsmouth Boathouse 4 open to visitors; Mylne restored at Bristol; Brown boat redeck; MITEC closes; Herreshoff Fish Class for Rhode Island; Classics class for Ramsgate week; St Ayles in Oz; Hurley plaque plannedClassic Coast: Portsmouth Point: with Rowlandson, Wyllie and… Herman Melville!
Smylie’s boats: If it’s April it’s the Barking Trawler, an improbable and short-lived design
Andrew Bray: So what’s the best type of anchor?
Guest column: Chris Museler on how it feels to sail a well-thought-out boat
Nardi’s nods: The smallest Hallberg Rassy that will take you anywhere
Cowes Classics Week: The little regatta that grew… and grew
History of the Argo Gold Cup: How come Bermuda’s hosting next year’s America’s Cup?
NEW SERIES It’s life, not a holiday; an inspirational series about cruising around Europe
Dutch cruise pt3: Hellevotsluis to Harwich; the 21ft Victoria faces challenging seas on her homeward trip
DIY design: a 14ft dinghy, designed with disability in mind.
Young sailors: Scouts restore an abandoned GRP Longboat hull to sail on Ullswater
On Watch: latest kit plus Shipwreck beer!
Shoreside: places and pubs to tickle your imagination
Instructor’s tales: where our man has trained that dog to helm the boat
Navigation: Tides go from side to side as well as up and down
Polish up your hull: All you need: gunk in bottles, whizzy machines and how to use them
Knots: quick release hitches – with Des Pawson
Seagulls: Your guide to the ever-reliable (yes, really) British outboard
Artist of the Month: Thomas Somerscales
All that for £3.95!
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