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Alan Thorne launches a John Welsford Joansa rowing skiff

Our meticulous friend Alan Thorne who works in the Faversham Creek Trust’s Purifier Building has built this lovely example of John Welsford’s Joansa rowing skiff and he’ll build one for you for a reasonable price! It’s such a good looking boat I’m rather hoping it will catch on…

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‘Below 50 degrees south there is no law, below 40 degrees south there is no God’

John Welsford SCAMP

SCAMP photo by Smallcraftadvisor 

Some 25 years ago, Howard Rice completed a voyage around Cape Horn in a 15 foot wood and canvas sailing canoe – and now he’s about to do it again – this time in a John  Welsford-designed Scamp – and the aim is to make a film of the adventure.

‘Round Cape Horn in a tiny sailing boat’ has quite a ring to it – for as the saying goes ‘Below 40 degrees South there is no law and below 50 degrees South there is no God.’ I hope he stays safe and the film gets made…