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Hollowshore, late October 2014

Some photos marking the end of the 2014 cruising season. The dreamy boat is Simon Harding’s Cygnet of London. I gather she was guilt in 1906 by the Burgoine brothers of Kingston on Thames to a design by her first owner, a G Chalmers.

I have some shots of her sailing over the weekend when I can find my mislaid camera…

PS – I’ve now found my camera (I left it on the boat!) and added my shots of Cygnet of London under sail, and a few of local wildlife for good measure.

 

How mistress of cruising Carol Hasse sets up her Folkboat

Classic Boat picked this up first, but I think it’s worth repeating. Carol Hasse has her boat worked out seriously well, and for boat users there’s always something to learn – or at least to understand even if we don’t adopt the same methods.

And then there’s this:

Port Townsend Sails: A Woman, A Place, A Passion from Paul Shapiro on Vimeo.

Roeboats launches a 21ft Dudley Dix Cape Henry trailer-sailer

RoeBoats Cape Henry

This photo of a new Cape Henry Cutter – a ply-built four-berth 21-foot trailer sailer designed by Dudley Dix and built by Tiernan Roe comes from Tiernan’s latest ‘Roeboats’ newsletter.

Those who like to know these things may be interested to hear that she has an empty weight of 1160kg (2557lb) including 520kg of ballast (1146lb), and can have a swing keel or twins. I think she looks like a fun boat; Tiernan reports that she’s set up for single-handing.

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