Two of our main news stories this month are the Cheeki Rafiki Trial and the sale of the International Sailing Craft Association boats by auction. Leading features are the overnight endurance race that is the Three Rivers on the Norfolk Broads, a blow by blow account of one man’s experience of the storm-ridden OSTAR (yes he did make it across the Atlantic… and is now back). We also feature the Albert Strange Tally Ho – winner of the 1927 Fastnet – with a fabulous on deck account of her famous race 90 years ago this August, and the news that after languishing for three decades she has been taken for restoration in Washington State (USA) by Leo Goolden.
We have Stellas on the East Coast, Brits at the Little Sea known as the Morbihan, Cobles in Bridlington, cruising inland waters and how the Sea Rangers found sailing on a Thames Barge. (We have two pages of Barge News this month).
And in a packed issue there is too much to be able to describe properly (you should be getting it by now!) so here’s the rest of the contents…
August September magazine contents in full:
Editorial: Keel bolts. If you have a design that uses them then they need checking
Signals: Cheeki Rafiki trial; ISCA collection up for sale
Association news: Sailing Barge special: race reports, TV exposure
Around the yards: New boatbuilding course at Falmouth; classic restoration at Portsmouth; Devon Lugger business for sale
The Post: Your letters – Bow thrusters – yes or no? Invisible America’s Cup and more
Classic Coast and Smylie’s Boats: Anglesey coast and Cornish crabbers
Andrew Bray Column: In-depth view of shallows
Nardi’s nods: The Contessa 26
Three men, three rivers: The most challenging race on the Broads
The storm-tossed OSTAR: 22 entered, only seven finished. We talk to Neil Payter as he finished in his Yamaha 33
Tally Ho meets her saviour: The Albert Strange-designed winner of the 1927 Fastnet Race
was facing the chainsaw. Then Leo Goolden turned up
East Coast Classics: the Stella perspective: They have their own class start – and their own battles
Semaine du Golfe: the Breton way – Flotillas go where they will… and no racing!
Tea and cake and Betsie: Gael Pawson goes for an afternoon cruise on a restored classic
Cobles back at Bridlington: Once there were only three of these north-east coast boats still
seaworthy. Now they have their own festival, in its second year
Blessings of the sea: Mike Palmer, the ‘Sailing Vicar’ reviews the boats he’s owned
Teens afloat: Sea Rangers seek challenges and fun aboard Thalatta and Pioneer
This cruising life: Going inland: So… is canal cruising really cruising?
Man Overboard! It may never happen, but what should you do if it did?
A Flicka called Wookie: Love at first sight for Chris Vassiliou. But also a lot of work – Part one of a restoration
Joints: Making a hooked scarph
Welcome to my weld: David Parker finds out about metal-bashing
On Watch: Kit for crew and ship
Off Watch: Venables in Cuba, plus Books
Shoreside: Move to NewtonFerrers, visit Torsa, relax in Marlow
Shoestring sailing: Saving money with secondhand sails
New series. What to do when you can’t sail; Maritime museums and attractions: HMS Trincomalee
Artist of the Month: Flo Snook
Big Blue Zoo: All about whales
Calendar and Next Issue: Forthcoming events, and what’s coming up in the next Classic Sailor
The last word: Tall histories, a cautionary tale from Trevor David Clifton.