Category Archives: Racing sailing craft

The real story of Amaryllis and the first racing catamarans

Amaryllis

 

The real story of the Amaryllis and the first racing catamarans. It seems the tale is not quite as some folks have liked to tell it in the past, and the cat did not attract universal opposition… And, as always, Amaryllis designer Captain Nat Herreshoff’s part in it is fascinating.

More photos from the 2016 Medway Barge Match

This time, it’s a selection I shot using a film camera…

Famous Itchen Ferry racer Dolly Varden to be restored

A new YouTube shows the famous racing yacht Itchen Ferry Dolly Varden arriving at the International Boatbuilding Training College Portsmouth for restoration.

She’s described in one of Uffa Fox’s famous books and was known for trialling sails rigs for Ratsey’s. She’s now in the hands of a new owner and happily seems to have a bright future ahead, which is great news. Read all about her and the project here.