Our December-January issue – some great winter reading.
Containing a broad range of contents, from cruising an Achilles 24 through the Caledonian Canal and up the west coast of Scotland to a comprehensive review of folding knives.
Practical articles cover reefing, anchoring techniques for the scope of your cable, restoring a wooden gaffer, trailers and lights and connections, how a Barton block is put together, how to make a baggy wrinkle and how to do a tee-half joint.
Here’s the issue contents in full:
Editorial – the editor remembers his first Tall Ship
Signals News: Luke Powell building again; round-Britain voyage for children;
new skills charity; Magic Dragon for non-racers
Around the yards: Tommi Nielsen and Scott’s Discovery; Amundsen’s Maud unfrozen; a new mast for Nancy Blackett; IBTC boatbuilder’s garden at Chelsea
Association news: Little Ship Club at 90; Old Gaffers; Yachting Historians
The Post, Letters: Hurricane-hit island; RNSA 14s; HMS(?) Pickle
Martyn Heighton 1947-2016: Tributes to the late Director of National Historic Ships UK
Classic Coast and Smylie’s boats: Faversham for barges, and beer; North Norfolk Crabbers
Andrew Bray column: Welcome to the Guinness Show (with boats)
Nardi’s nods No13: another GRP classic – Philip Rhodes’ Ranger 29
Valerie spreads her wings: Scott Metcalfe restores a ‘strange-looking clipper-bowed schooner’.
Achilles 24: Sailing Scotland’s West Coast, but will she go over the top? Reefing tips
Theo Rye 1968-2016: Much missed already: yacht historian, designer, sailor
East Coast Rivers: a family affair: We meet Janet Harber, author of the new edition
Restoring White Cloud: The 100-year-old ketch that became a retirement project
Bill Tilman by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: One great sailor on the life and career of another
Lucy Lavers: the lifeboat that went to Dunkirk: Launched in 1940, restored in time for last year’s Return
This cruising life: how to enjoy visitors – and Helen Lewis and the Skipper have disloyal thoughts
Practical: Trailer sailing: lights and connections. The all-important but always awkward electrics
Anchoring in heavy weather: How to make sure you don’t drag
Joints: Tee halving – A step-by-step guide
Barton’s blocks, and Des Pawson on Baggywrinkle At the Whitstable blockmakers, and Des describes how to make the trad item of anti-chafe
On Watch: Folding knives – A five-page round-up, plus a page of kit for your Christmas list
Books (not just) for Christmas – Lloyd’s Registers on a stick; Alpha Bravo for the young, and lots more
Off Watch: Christmas spirits. Plus Shoreside, Artist of the Month and Sea Life – the extraordinary long-lived Greenland shark
Calendar and Next Issue : Events for the coming months and what’s in our next issue
The last word: heads-up from Lucy L Ford. Fighting through four layers of foulies in the smallest room