Sailing fun on the East Coast

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Sue and Mike Feather took a series of photos of a race between a collection of gaffers from Harwich to the River Deben – and it looks like splendid fun to me. Follow the link to see some photos.

Mike also tells me that Sue and he were in the Old Gaffers race at Brightlingsea featured in Dylan Winter’s recent Vlog. Mike was the guy on the grey smack Transcur wearing yellow oilies and Sue was on the rib with Dylan taking photos. I’m beginning to wonder whether Dylan knows as many people as the Pope!

‘It was a really exciting race – lots of wind so very fast,’ says Mike. ‘Those boys put everything up in a blow and go like hell – bow wave coming half way up the stem and heaven help you if you broach with that lot up.’

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Some odd bits of news in my in-box

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Dylan Winter\'s videolog Keep Turning Left

Dylan Winter’s engaging vlog Keep Turning Left

– A grand naming ceremony for two new Shetland sixareens

Flyer’s Boat Yard restores the Old Pro

•Three Buzzards Bay 30s restored in Maine

Ian Best traditional Shetland boatbuilder

Catalogue for the 2008 Woodenboat show at the Mystic Seaport Museum, Connecticut

Dylan Winter’s engaging video log Keep Turning Left