Category Archives: Small boats

Onawind Blue, back on the water and sailing joyfully

Onawindblue at sea again

 

It’s great to see Light Trow builder, adventurer, weblogger and author Ben Crawshaw back on the water in his Light TrowOnawind Blue – and having a damned good time sailing in company with his pal Ricardo in his Dudley Dix-designed Argie, Red Wine.

As well as Ben’s celebration of sailing and life, I’m struck by the (slightly unfair) comparisons between the two rather different boats, and reminded of my view that sailing in company is best done in identical or at least well matched boats. Read all about it here.

Btw, check Ben’s successful experiment with a staysail!

 

THE BEALE PARK BOAT SHOW PART IV – STILL MORE BOATS FROM AROUND THE SHOW

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I think that’s all of the reasonably good ones I took this year…

For more about the show, see Brian Pearson’s reports, and also this Flickr set of the the Home Built Boat Regatta group’s trip in company from Lechlade to Beale Park, and a few shots of the show.