Category Archives: Racing sailing craft

Leo Sampson videos Tally Ho restoration and repair

He is of course quite mad. But I like his taste in music as much as I like his taste in boats!


2018 KSA calendar is out now!

The KSA’s calendar for 2018 is now out, and I don’t doubt it’s just as stunning as usual, and no do doubt features shots from the famous Swale Match.

Copies cost £8.00 from the Faversham Fleur de Lis centre, the Faversham Chandlery or Creek Creative, if you are in the town. If not they’re available by mail order: send a cheque (add £2 for post and packaging) made out to the ‘Kentish Sail Association’ to Geoff Turner, 59 Abbey Street, Faversham ME13 7BN

Square sails drove small boats before the spinnaker

Before the spinnaker, even small boats sometimes had square sails. Not to mention every duster and teacloth in the house… See examples on the rigs and sails page, with no doubt many more to come. My thanks to designer, boatbuilder and sailmaker Michael Storer for the tip. See his boat plans website and Facebook page.