Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 14 – February-March 2017

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Eco Trading under sail, Nelson’s seamanship
Sea Therapy for military veterans
The artist Wm Wyllie’s sailing life and boats     Read the issue online: HERE

We’re all at sea this month, with our cover featuring how the lugger Grayhound is making a living for her owners by shipping cargo with a paying crew. Horatio Nelson went to sea aged 12 and was allowed to be coxswain of the ship’s cutter if he did well at his navigation exercises – we have a fascinating feature on how he learned his seamanship and put it to such devastating effect against Britain’s enemies in the Georgian era.

We follow the veterans of charity Turn to Starboard’s round Britain Challenge and see how sailing can act as therapy and cure for those damaged by the horror of modern warfare. We also have the story of Bob Cooke – who recollects a shipwreck in the Azores where he ended up naked having climbed steep cliffs to rescue himself from the boat-breaking surf…

Then there is the art of Wm Wyllie, not just in portraying boats but in designing a few and racing them himself… much of his drawing was inspired and completed at sea in the boats he owned himself: his “floating studios”.

Here’s a list of the magazine’s contents in full:

Editorial: Sometimes sailing suggests a safari; why wildlife is better at sea

Signals: News of Golden Globe Preparations, Drascombe’s Golden Jubilee Falmouth’s new marina plans, the return of YOGAFF

Around the yards: Havengore at Fox’s; new one-off from David Moss; Stirlings take over a big yard; new shed for Spirit; Baden Powell is prepared, and more

Association news: The OGA’s summer, Atalantas and a visit to the Medway YC

The Post: letters on why sailing should be on the NHS, Sailfish and Sandpiper

Classic Coast and Smylie’s Boats:  Penzance, West Cornwall; The Mighty Zulu

Andrew Bray’s column: Spot-on weather forecasting

Nardi’s nods – modern classics: The great Halcyon 27 designed by Alan Buchanan

The Instructor’s tale: Oh dear! How a simple instruction led to everyone being covered in puke

Taking the right turn: Turn to Starboard’s venture – How sailing can help invalided service men and women

Disaster and Defiance: Ferro fan Bob Cooke recounts one lost and one found boat

The Royal Corinthian One Design: Survival of a racer born in rivalry on the River Crouch

Nelson: how seamanship made him who he was. Dan Houston examines the boating credentials of our national hero

Grayhound delivers the goods: Trading under sail with the three-masted lugger
From Maine to Bermuda: Guy Venables meets Pimenta and her builder

WL Wyllie and his boats: The great marine artist was also a keen sailor and boat designer

Swale tales: The barge match that attracts a lot of other boats to Kent

This cruising life: a cautionary tale. What not to do when buying a boat, and what to do when you did it

Practical: Trailer sailing: ready to hit the road?  The final check-list to ensure successful, stress-free towing

Joints: Mortise and tenon – A step-by-step guide

Des Pawson on the serving stick – A simple alternative to the mallet or board

On Watch and Off Watch: Gear, books, booze, food, paddleboards (yes!) and Shoreside places

Artist of the Month: JMW Turner at Petworth House

The Big Blue Zoo – Stories of marine life: Killer whale Tilikum’s psychosis and how edible plastic should be adopted

Calendar and Next Issue: Forthcoming events, and what’s coming up in the next Classic Sailor

The last word: why Lucy L Ford will never retire… Or is sea survival worse than the alternative?

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