Tag Archives: racing dinghy

The Shannon One Design on Irish television

My thanks to Ginny Jones of Vineyard Sailing for spotting these videos about building and sailing these lovely clinker-built racing dinghies. Read more about them here and here. As usual with these things, I want to have a go at … Continue reading

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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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Pathé newsreel films – including the ‘red boats’ of Brixham, boat building on the Thames, and making the Firefly dinghy

The British Pathé website has some charming bits and pieces of old film, not least this one of the Brixham sailing trawlers racing in a regatta more than 80 years ago. From 1950, here’s a great old clip about a boat building family on … Continue reading

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