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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.

Spitalfields Life takes a trip to Chatham Dockyard

Spitalfields Life and the Ancient Mariner

 

The excellent Spitalfields Life takes a trip to Chatham Dockyard, and meets and ancient mariner… See also the Gentle Author’s outings to Sheerness and the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich.

My thanks to Malcolm Woods for spotting this one.

Canoe sailing on the Swale

This is a very familiar place, but I don’t often see it from quite this angle…

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