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Tollesbury Sailing Club is no ordinary sailing club. For one thing it has a long history dating back to just after the First World War. For another, it has a membership that owns and maintains some impressive boats, including a range of East Coast smacks. And, finally, it has an enterprising webmaster who, as we’ve seen, has put up some extremely useful material on knot tying, sailing in the area, visiting the club and more.
Tonight, however, I’d like to draw your attention to the club’s photo galleries.
The pictures above come from the Tollesbury Smack & Classic Yacht Race a few months ago in early September. Great shots! There are West Solent One-Designs here, a variety of smacks, and a little modern Drascombe Lugger.
For more images, see:
While you’re there, it’s worth having a look around the site’s other departments, including the refit of the Charlotte Ellen a few years ago, and the page of photos of traditional boats found around the Blackwater.
Here’s a use for a boat you may not have thought of!
This is the Green Man arriving in central London for Twelfth Night. I meant to get some photos of this event yesterday afternoon but failed to do so because the weather in London was so grey and wet, so this one from a previous year will have to suffice. I hope my friend Tim, who was involved in the show and was completely sodden, dried out without catching anything unpleasant.
Anyway, to read about the Twelfth Night celebrations that take place by the Thames each year on January 6th, this is the place to go:
Just about everyone who comes to these pages is some kind of boat nut, and I’m a boat nut too. I’d like to make this weblog as interesting and useful to us all as possible, and I want to fill it with news and photographs about:
•Projects about old boats, historic boats, traditionally-built boats, and traditionally-derived boats.
•Boating history and traditions.
•The skills involved, the craftsmen and the available training.
So, whether you own these kinds of boats, work on them, sell them, build them, paint or photograph them, write about their history, design them, run a club or organise events, or collect old songs and stories connected with them – if you would like to bring your projects to the attention of a wider public, email me now at email@example.com!