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IJsduiker sailing on Lauwersmeer

Here’s another video sent over by Frank van Zoest. (Click to see the previous one here – it’s really rather popular!)

It was shot while sailing on the Lauwersmeer: ‘We met Ijsduiker, designed and built by Rob Bouma, at the helm, in aluminium.

‘Rob has also built also several Caledonia Yawls and Tirriks designed by Iain Oughtred in the same material.’

Tall ships on the Thames at Greenwich

My globe-trotting, photograph-taking brother Matt found himself by the Thames yesterday evening – and spotted a number of tall ships moored on the tidal river. They make a magnificent sight, of course. Can anyone name them please?

There’s some information on the Sail Greenwich website.

Ditch Crawlers, 1953

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