Steve Taylor’s 1923 Hillyard Dorma back under sail again

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] Click on the images for larger photos Steve Taylor’s 24ft Hillyard-built yacht, Dorma, and Steve himself Some days ago, Steve Taylor, Bob Telford and friend Paul Tambini took Steve’s newly restored 24ft 1923 Hillyard yacht Dorma out for her first successful sail after a well executed but respectful restoration. Well, I suppose one … Continue reading “Steve Taylor’s 1923 Hillyard Dorma back under sail again”

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Locals turn out for the 2012 Faversham Nautical Festival

  The Faversham Nautical Festival organised by the Kentish Sail Association seems to have been a great success, with glorious weather, an interesting collection of boats and musical entertainment. But perhaps the best thing about it will have been the healthy level of interest that local people showed in the event itself and in Faversham’s … Continue reading “Locals turn out for the 2012 Faversham Nautical Festival”

An amphibious caravan from the 1950s

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] Dorma owner and pal Steve Taylor sent us this link to a priceless piece of 1950s British Pathe film clip promoting yet another great British product that as usual never caught on – though I’d guess that it will catch the interest of some of our friends in the USA. See it here.