The Inverloch Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta

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!)



Square sails drove small boats before the spinnaker

Before the spinnaker, even small boats sometimes had square sails. Not to mention every duster and teacloth in the house… See examples on the rigs and sails page, with no doubt many more to come. My thanks to designer, boatbuilder and sailmaker Michael Storer for the tip. See his boat plans website and Facebook page.


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!