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Classic Boat

June 2019

Admire the world's most beautiful boats, brought to life through breath-taking photography. Classic Boat offers a unique blend of yacht reviews, seamanship and restoration features, history and design columns, practical advice and coverage of the leading international regattas and events. Whether your interest lies in working on restoration projects or sailing in classic regattas; whether you're a wooden boat owner or simply an admirer of traditional marine workmanship, Classic Boat will have something for you.

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Chelsea Magazine
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12 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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ready, set, sail away

Arriving at the New York Yacht Club’s summerhouse in Newport, Rhode Island early last summer, to see long-time CB correspondent Chris Museler and family aboard their schooner Magic was a real taste of the glorious formality that has largely been forgotten by its inventors (the English) but that lives on in the USA. "Mr Museler will see you aboard his yacht soon," said the barman before my colleague and I were ushered out to Mr Museler on a smart club launch. I didn't know then the adventure Chris and the Museler clan had just been on, but he’s written up his trip to the Bahamas for us in this issue. No less thrilling was a ride on Farida last year, a yacht of such design purity, and so beautifully restored,…

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classic boat

classicboat.co.ukJubilee House, 2 Jubilee Place, London, SW3 3TQEDITORIALEditor Steffan Meyric Hughes+44 (0)203 943 9256steffan@classicboat.co.ukSenior Art Editor Peter Smith+44 (0)203 943 9246peter.smith@classicboat.co.ukSub Editor Sharon GrayNews & Digital Editor Chris RosamondGroup Editor Rob PeakePublishing Consultant Martin NottADVERTISINGJack Shannon +44 (0)207 349 3731jack.shannon@chelseamagazines.comHugo Segrave +44 (0)207 349 3794hugo.segrave@chelseamagazines.comAdvertisement ProductionAllpointsmedia +44 (0)1202 472781allpointsmedia.co.ukPublished monthly ISSN: 0950 3315USA US$12.50 Canada C$11.95Australia A$11.95Managing Director Paul DobsonDeputy Managing Director Steve RossChief Financial Officer Vicki GavinPublisher Simon TemlettDirector of Media James Dobson…

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the rebirth of beauty

tiller rises out of the king plank on the aft deckowner John Richardsona new ash blockThe effect that Farida has when you first see her is hard to explain. Even at her mooring in Gosport’s Haslar Marina on a hot day early last summer, there was a buoyancy and purpose and… oh, forgive me, god of clichés… elegance to Farida that compelled the eye to return over and over again. The mysterious allure of this yacht is made all the harder to understand when you consider her designer, Jack Laurent Giles (1901-1969). Now, Laurent Giles was, without any serious doubt, one of the most innovative British naval architects of all time, a designer who, in his heyday of post-war Britain, knew for many years what it was to stand on…

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farida’s total restoration

replanking from the keel upthe new and original planks in contrastnew mahogany transom in placesilicon bronze strap floors ready to be fitteddetails of the new deckthe original lead keel, cleaned up and ready for a newly-rebuilt Farida to be lowered onto it (C/O JOHN RICHARDSON)The story of Farida’s restoration will be familiar to anyone who has fallen in love with a beautiful boat only to find their worst fears realised. It started in 2012 when the present owner bought her from a classic boat enthusiast who had undertaken a restoration after a limited fashion. She looked magnificent and there was reason to believe she was in good condition. The reality, however, was very different indeed.A further survey led to JWS Marine in Southsea being commissioned to replace three planks either…

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classic boat awards 2019

1 Michael Wright, whose 1899 protection cutter Carlotta was a double winner, with boatbuilders Jean Gaudin (L) and Rob Abernethy (R), who made the trip from Vancouver2 Peter ‘the beard’ Lucas, rigger and restorer of the 1910 gaff cutter Cynthia3 The awards themselves, handcrafted by Astins4 Ben Harris, runner-up for his build of the Ed Burnett cutter Panacea (see p88-89)5 Hans-Peter and Tanja Baars of Ventis Shipyard, a double winner for S&S yawl Nyala (Traditional New Build) and 22Sqm yacht Margaux (Restored Sailing Vessel under 40ft).6 Irish yachting historian Hal Sisk and Jonty Sherwill (R) of Hamble Classics with wife Vicki Weston7 The team behind Anna, the 65ft sloop that won Spirit of Tradition. Left to right: Martha Coolidge, Bob Stephens, Ann and Tony Merck (owners), Paul Waring, Drew Lyman8…

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tell tales

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in 1969stepping ashore again (PPL)50 years later at the Royal Cornwall YC (CLIPPER RACE/SHAUN ROSTER)GOLDEN GLOBE 50THSir Robin and Suhaili honouredSir Robin Knox-Johnston was feted by the Royal Navy and a fleet of well-wishers when he and Suhaili recreated their triumphant entry into Falmouth to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their Golden Globe circumnavigation on 22 April.The yacht and her legendary skipper both looked a good deal more kempt than when he stepped ashore at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club in 1969, after 312 days at sea. Indeed Suhaili made a fine show at the head of the fleet, and Sir Robin’s dapper get-up was in marked contrast to the fisherman’s sweater he wore for that famed Golden Globe race landfall.As the clock struck 3.25pm – the…

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