Yarmouth Old Gaffer Festival – Pete Bromwich takes a harbour stroll

My pal Pete Bromwich caught the sailing and boat building bug some time ago – and has kindly sent me some photos of the the boats attending the Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival (YOGAFF)┬álast weekend. I think it’s a particular pleasure to learn that old pals you haven’t seen for a while have taken up one’s … Continue reading “Yarmouth Old Gaffer Festival – Pete Bromwich takes a harbour stroll”

Fifie Ocean Pearl has won the Round the Island Race gaffer class

Ocean Pearl raced in the Round the Island Race gaffer class – and won Emsworth-based boatbuilder and Intheboatshed.net reader Nick Gates has written into report that his fifie Ocean Pearl has won the gaffer division 1 class in the Round the Island Race this year. (I call Ocean Peal a fifie, but her upright stem … Continue reading “Fifie Ocean Pearl has won the Round the Island Race gaffer class”

Dylan Winter on gaffers and smacks

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] The gifted Dylan Winter has excelled himself this time with his latest short YouTube video series Keep Turning Left. In this one he drools over a series of gaff-rigged yachts and smacks, and praises the English for their amazing reasonableness. Hopefully someone, somewhere will one day have the vision to commission him to … Continue reading “Dylan Winter on gaffers and smacks”