In the depths of winter, It’s so nice think a little about summer… And quite often it’s Jeff Cole who sends me something suitable.
Thanks to Jeff, here’s a summery little trailer for the Inverloch Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta, which is run by the South Gippsland Yacht Club.
Also check out this video celebrating 90 years of the Australian Moth class dinghy.
Thanks Jeff! (And thanks for the invitation – I’m sorry I can’t take it up this year!)
It’s always good to listen to what the old time barge skippers had to say…
Tom Pamperin is an enthusiastic amateur boatbuilder, small boat cruiser and boating writer, and his book Jagular Goes Everywhere seems to get regular sales. Here’s a link to buy the book.
He’s just decided to donate funds from his book sales from now until the 9th April to Farley Boat Works, the local boatbuilding museum and sponsor of the annual Port Aransas plyWooden Boat Festival.
Here’s what he says:
‘The town was hit very hard by Hurricane Harvey, and I’d like to do what I can to help them recover. I’ve sailed the Texas coast a lot and made lots of good friends there, and I’d like to see the interest in wooden boats continue down there – they’ve had a good thing going on.’