The story of the new Britannia

¬† Britannia replica returns to Cowes – photos courtesy of Hamo Thornycroft¬† My thanks to Jana of the Britannia Trust for sending over these photos, and information about the building of the new Britannia. On King George V’s death in January 1936, the old king left instructions that his famous J class racing yacht named … Continue reading “The story of the new Britannia”

A few more photos of famous old boats

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] Shamrock III Lulworth Jolie Brise And they couldn’t be much more famous, could they? Lulworth and Shamrock III are two giant racers from the days when racing was a mass spectator sport and the boats had to be big to be seen by crowds standing on cliff tops (that must have been frightening!), … Continue reading “A few more photos of famous old boats”

Ginny’s Christmas list – reviews of books we would have liked, and some we would not

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] Ginny Jones of Martha’s Vineyard has suggested I share her Annual Christmas list – a review of books she’s read this year, and a couple of other items she believes we could all benefit from knowing about. Well, it may be too late for Christmas, but maybe one or two can be found … Continue reading “Ginny’s Christmas list – reviews of books we would have liked, and some we would not”