In the depths of winter, It’s so nice think a little about summer… And quite often it’s Jeff Cole who sends me something suitable.
Thanks to Jeff, here’s a summery little trailer for the Inverloch Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta, which is run by the South Gippsland Yacht Club.
Also check out this video celebrating 90 years of the Australian Moth class dinghy.
Thanks Jeff! (And thanks for the invitation – I’m sorry I can’t take it up this year!)
Phwoarrr! If you’re 16-25 and can find the reduced price of €1495 from somewhere, this might just be an irresistable opportunity: http://www.classic-sailing.co.uk/log/youth-15-25-bark-europa
Participants will sail in two legs of the Tall Ships Race on the Europa, starting from Lerwick in the Shetlands on the 22nd July, then across the North Sea to Stavanger in Norway, and then to Halmstadt in Sweden.
My thanks to Mike Goodwin for pointing this out!
This attractive 1934 Billy Atkin-designed 25ft Matthews Sailer is up for sale – and it’s such a sweet boat I have decided to post some photos.
The Sailer described in the sales literature as a Seabird-type cruiser, and I gather she was built to plans that the Atkins lost in a hurricane in 1938. (By the way, I should explain that I’m not related to Billy and his boat designer son John Atkin so far as I know.)
Miss O has a four-cylinder Graymarine engine (I think this may be orginal), lots of nice bronze, including a screen for the companion way and a folding mast for use on the New York State canal system that can be raised or lowerd by one or two people. The owner and his wife haveve enjoyed the boat for several years and even honeymooned aboard – but have now bought something new.
Click here to find the advert (look for the link to ‘Matthews’): http://cayuga-marina.homestead.com/index.html
Click here to see the original sales leaflet: http://camper-boat-sales.homestead.com/matthews.pdf
THIS BOAT IS NO LONGER FOR SALE – HER OWNERS DECIDED TO KEEP HER AFTER ALL. I’M JUST GLAD SHE’S BEING LOOKED AFTER…
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