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Bill King on Galway Blazer, 1968 Golden Globe Race

2020-05-14T15:48:53+00:00 May 14th, 2020|Features|

An elegiac film on Cdr Bill King RN who entered the 1968 Golden Globe race in his cold-moulded two masted junk rig schooner Galway Blazer II. With no shrouds or guard rails it looks a frightening boat to be on deck, especially looking at that camber but King rigged a wire jackstay from stem to [...]

L’Hermione – Bringing History Back to Life

2019-03-26T10:47:36+00:00 March 8th, 2019|Features, Heritage|

Nigel Pert talks to Dan Houston about the replica sailing Frigate L'Hermione, and shares his amazing collection of photos of the ship.  The ship was launched in 2014 after a 17 year build programme in Rochefort, France. Copied from a 1779 ship of the same name, and to the same lines, she faithfully recreates history [...]

Man overboard on a cold January morning

2019-02-08T14:14:47+00:00 February 8th, 2019|Features, Seamanship|

It's not often a man overboard situation is caught on camera(s) but the crew of the J97 Windjammer can be seen in this video dealing with the potentially dangerous incident when a female crew slips over the side, through the guard wires during a tacking manoeuvre. It happened on a windy Sunday in late January, [...]

Setting a square sail on a yacht

2018-11-21T19:29:23+00:00 November 21st, 2018|Features, Seamanship|

   by Will Stirling There are many ways to set a square sail on a sailing boat; this is one of many; simplicity is a virtue. The following method has four ropes and a halyard. Two of these ropes are sheets – which it would be difficult not to invite to the party; without the [...]

Building a new sailing cargo ship

2018-11-16T17:04:39+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Design, Features|

  A new sailing cargo ship is being built in Costa Rica This is an exciting project! Designed to deliver carbon negative marine freight the 155ft (47m) three master is at the lofting stage with massive baulks of timber arriving to the site in the jungle where the team has assembled to build the vessel, [...]

Third Hamble Classics 2018 – 75 yachts

2018-09-28T11:24:13+00:00 September 22nd, 2018|Features, Life Afloat, News|

The third Hamble Classics Regatta hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, over the weekend of 15-16 September, was another stunning success with 75 classic and spirit of tradition yachts entered for two days of racing in sunshine and breeze. Building on the success of the two previous regattas, there were entries from as far [...]

The £1 Folkboat

2018-08-17T16:43:21+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Features, Maintenance|

Jasper Troje Tuck, crew on the commercial sailing lugger Grayhound, writes for CS about taking ownership of a 1960s wooden Folkboat, and getting her ready for a first sail... plus giving her some "legs" Vie is an East German Folkboat, built in 1963. The hull construction is carvel strip planked mahogany on oak, fastened with [...]