Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 11 – August-September 2016

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Our August September issue – Bargain Boats.

Uncertainty in any market is a boon to the buyer and with as much as we have right now there has probably never been a better time to buy a boat. Read our guide to some of the best glassfibre and wooden boats on sale right now.    Read the issue online: HERE

With so many GRP bargains wooden boats are great value right now if you find one which has a sound hull. We cover a SCOD (South Coast One Design) which was bought for £1500 and then made to look smart again in a month or so of graft and paint.

This month we are also cruising an Enterprise (yes really!), looking at trailers (for your sailer), motoring via the canals to the Baltic and at sea on the replica of HMS Pickle – the 18th century schooner which carried the news of Trafalgar. After some work she’s back at sea looking better than ever.

We’re racing with the Brixham trawlers in Lyme Bay and joining the Brits at Brest and on a raid of the Venice lagoon. We’re at Cowes classics where Dragons were making their first appearance and shipping aboard the schooner Mariette as crew.

Here’s the issue contents in full:

Editorial: After Brest can we still be calling for a new British festival of the sea?

Signals: Charming Contessas; Fire damage to Altricia; Round the Island sinking; ‘Not Yogaff’ a success; Two Round Britain challenges

Around the yards: A new Thames sailing barge, and a new Riva-style launch, as well as a kayak and a Contessa 32

Cowes classics: Dragons finally make it to the Classics

Association news: Enterprises, Westerlys and Aldeburgh Lapwings

Classic Coast: The Deben Bar

Smylie’s boats: Clovelly Picarooner

The Post – Letters: The boat before Jolie Brise, and other matters

Andrew Bray: Food, glorious (maybe) food

Nardi’s nods (GRP Classics No11) : The Kim Holman-designed Centurion 32

Brest is best: Hotfoot from the greatest maritime festival in the world, we bring you the flavours, the feel, the Gaffers, the people…

Best time to buy: Prices for well-built GRP and wood yachts have never been keener, and with winter coming on, now’s the time to strike a good deal

Cruising an Enterprise: They’re really racers, but a few mods give a great dinghy cruiser

Vigilance: Sailing in the Brixham heritage Regatta

Mariette: Racing a 101-year-old schooner

Swallows and Amazons on screen: It’s the most talked-about film this summer. We review it, and meet the people who made it

Venice Lagoon Raid: Around the backwaters of the historic city by sail and oar

HMS Pickle returns from Trafalgar: The replica of Nelson’s ‘fast, clever schooner’ is sailing again

This cruising life: by canals to the Baltic – Helen Lewis and the Skipper ‘go foreign’ for their first time

Tow and go – all you need to know –  Part2 of our complete guide to trailer sailing

On and Off Watch: Kit list – tools, clothes, a cool deck bike, books, Shoreside and more gin

Practical: SCOD restored: Rescuing a ‘yard orphan’ from the flames can be a rewarding task

Practical: the mitred joint: A step-by-step guide to making one

Events for the coming months and what’s in our next issue

The last word: Cheese dreams at Brest: Mike Smylie’s surreal experience starts in the Kipperhouse

Buy this issue directly from us: (£3.95 +p&p): click here

Read it online: HERE