Tag Archives: cruising

Two new volumes from Lodestar Books – just in time for Christmas!

  ++++ Check the bargain at the bottom of this post! ++++ East Coast cruising sailor Richard Wynne’s wonderful Lodestar Books has two smashing books coming out in the first week of December – just in time for Christmas! Both … Continue reading

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Bill Serjeant visits Oare Creek and Faversham

I see from Bill’s Log that small boat cruiser and gentleman of the waves Bill Serjeant is spending a little time at Oare Creek and visiting Faversham, where he seems to be enjoying himself. Here’s his description of Oare Creek: … Continue reading

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Francis B Cooke’s writing republished in blockbuster manual of traditional yachting

Francis B Cooke was one of the great yachting writers of the 20th century and more – a long-lived man, he was first published in 1883 and was still writing in the early 1970s, by which time he was in his … Continue reading

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