Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 17 – August September 2017

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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.

Our Story of One Man’s OSTAR

How good are your man overboard drills? We discuss technique in the current issue

Brilliant in Bridlington: Three Brothers & Bethany of Bridlington during the Cobles festival (Photo Paul Arro)