Wooden boats by the banks of Milford Haven

Evans Boatwork specialises in building, restoring and repairing wooden craft, and is located close to Milford Marina and the commercial docks at Milford Haven, one of the deepest and most protected harbours in the world.The area is particularly interesting to yachties because it offers cruising in the Bristol Channel and the Irish Sea, and the Cleddau river, which is part of the Pembrokeshire National Park. Evans has a nice little website featuring three of its restoration projects, two of which are of particular interest: a 1960s Shetland skiff and an X boat.

http://www.evansboatwork.co.uk

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Classics at Lough Erne

Ireland’s three great inland yacht clubs on Loughs Derg, Erne and Ree, came together for the first Waterways Ireland Classic Boat Regatta at Lough Erne Yacht Club on the weekend of September 15th and 16th.

The fleet was clearly splendid, and so was the weather, and from what we can see the photographers had almost as much fun as the people in the boats. Go to the page, scroll down and gaze at the photos, and sigh.

http://www.lryc.ie/

I just love these Shannon One Designs photographed by Gail McGowan. See more at:

http://www.cloonaveel.com.

Vintage Wooden Boat Association

The Association has over 900 registered boats ranging from classic racing dinghies to wooden ships. Membership extends world wide and there are a number of Regional Sections holding regular meetings; members meet at a national rally and at boat shows.

One of the VWBA’s current projects is compiling a pictorial and historical archive of registered craft that will provide a lasting record for the future.

For more on the VWBA:
http://www.vwba.org

Each month the site features a different boat, and at the time of writing it was Cordon Rouge, a 28ft 1930s Broads sailing yacht built by Applegates of Potter Heigham:

Cordon Rouge, VWBA featured boat