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Percy Blandford – a nice obituary in a national newspaper

The Daily Telegraph has this nice obituary for boat and canoe designer and DIY hero Percy Blandford. ‘Percy Blandford, who has died aged 101, was at the heart of the British do-it-yourself boom in the period of austerity that followed … Continue reading

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2013 Finesse meet scheduled for Stangate Creek, 24th May

    Author and Thames Estuary sailor Nick Ardley tells me that Finesse yacht owners are planning a gathering for all sizes of the timber-built craft in the Medway area during the late May Bank Holiday weekend. Finesse builder Alan … Continue reading

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Pierhead painter Dominique Perotin’s portrait of newly built Victorian racing yacht Integrity

French pierhead painter Dominique Perotin has produced this portrait of the newly-built Victorian gentleman’s racing yacht Integrity - and it seems to me that she has joined the wonderful yacht’s growing legion of admirers. (Click on the link to see her website.) … Continue reading

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