Tag Archives: racing

Racing National 12s, 1955

National 12s racing in a good breeze a long time ago…

The Harlingen-Terschelling sloepenrace

33 kilometers of this! How? I take my hat off to you, ladies and gentlemen of Friesland.

PS – there’s more here. Thirteen starts of ten boats each, apparently…

Competitors and visitors: the Swale Match 2015

The day dawned misty and fair, and with light winds that improved a great deal as the morning wore on. In the blazing sunshine it turned out to be a grand race. We went out in our little plastic boat and as I had guests on board and was rather busy, my pal Lyn Winter did me the favour of taking these photos. Thanks Lyn!

PS The wonderful Spitalfields Life website was on board one of the competing barges a couple of years back and produced a very nice post about it the event. My thanks to Julian Mannering of Seaforth Publishing for the tip!