Bill Dowell renovates a clinker dinghy

Finesse sailor Bill Dowell has a very nice weblog about his current project – restoring a small clinker built dinghy. Take a look and wish him luck!

A new magazine for traditional boat enthusiasts

Classic Sailor is a new magazine about traditional and classic boats from ex-Classic Boat editor Dan Houston and Peter Willis that promises rather more coverage of the traditional craft around our coast than we’ve often seen in Classic Boat in recent years. The second issue is said to be in the shops now, and includes: … Continue reading “A new magazine for traditional boat enthusiasts”

Sailing on the Swale, last weekend

On the Swale, last weekend. The winds were light, but it was very pleasant and some of my favourite local boats (and one or two I didn’t know) were out and strutting their stuff ahead of the Swale Match this coming weekend. Aside from the sailing barge Orinoco, there was Cygnet, Privateer of Boston, Bird … Continue reading “Sailing on the Swale, last weekend”