Oare Creek to the Colne – a gallery

The following links might be helpful if your interest is piqued by these photos: the impressive deep sea smack Pioneer is managed by the Pioneer Sailing Trust the cute racing dinghies with the tall rigs and the letter ‘C’ on their sails that look such fun to sail are Brightlingsea One Designs the sweet little sailing … Continue reading “Oare Creek to the Colne – a gallery”

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Hanging out with Strangers

      The Albert Strange Association’s meet this year was a little depleted in boat numbers, as two Albert Strange boats that had been expected weren’t able to make it on the day – one because it was wind-bound. But the consolation was that after a generally variable summer the Strangers and their friends who … Continue reading “Hanging out with Strangers”

Food for thought from the WBTA survey traditional boat enthusiasts’ buying habits

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] Boat builders’ projects featured at intheboatshed.net. From left to bottom left: Nick Smith,  Win Cnoops and the Slipway Collective, Will Stirling and Fabian Bush Traditional-style boat buyers are life-time enthusiasts who seem to buy a ‘fresh’ boat every three to five years. This maybe because their life circumstances change often enough to require … Continue reading “Food for thought from the WBTA survey traditional boat enthusiasts’ buying habits”