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A regatta to celebrate 100 years of the International 12 Foot Dinghy Class

  Main photo: the 2011 International 12 Foot World Cup racing at Venice, attracted over 100 entries from 10 (photo: James Robinson Taylor); Sylvia, built in Switzerland in the 1920s; recent Dutch championships (photo: Hanneke Gilissen) West Kirby Sailing Club … Continue reading

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Can anyone help Keith Johnston find out about his ancestor’s guano trade ships?

This London Illustrated News illustration of 1863 shows ships in the guano trade anchored among the Chinca guano islands off Peru. Image from the Wikipedia and photographed by Manuel González Olaechea y Franco Regular reader and contributor Keith Johnston has … Continue reading

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