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Classic Boat November 2018

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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the missing link

Europe is crying out for a dedicated wooden boat show. The US has events in Port Townsend and Mystic Seaport, while the Aussies and New Zealanders have the event in Tasmania – each a glorious celebration of timber craft big and small, attracting visitors and exhibitors from across the world. Us Europeans have some great shows, not least the Thames Traditional Boat Festival and the Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show in the UK, and we have the beginnings of a good event in the Antibes Classic Boat Show, launched last summer. But these are relatively local, small-scale affairs. Of the mainstream events, The Yachtmarket.com Southampton Boat Show, which we have just enjoyed in the UK, has a respectable selection of modern classic and traditional boats, and Düsseldorf’s boot has…

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carlotta comes home

the windlass is originalthe rig was set up and tuned by Mark Butler of James Lawrence Sails and Adam Seager, first mate on Jolie Brise. Let’s get one thing out of the way – is she a Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter or not? Built to the same scantlings, materials and layout as two pilot boats previously constructed at the WH Halford yard in Gloucester, England, she was put into service in 1899 as a ‘Protection Cutter’ or ‘Police Boat’ for the Cumberland fisheries. When the advent of steam power ended her government career, she was sold to one Lady Vivian and converted to a yacht. That opened up a world of opportunities and allowed her to show off her weatherliness and speed to a very diffierent audience, but it did…

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cowes classics

1 Jaik Tari’s South Coast One Design Stirling and Contessa 26 Brizo, owned by George Smith2 A classic Solent scene as Jason Fry’s 8-Metre Njord, designed by Johan Anker in 1918, passes something less pretty3 Jonathan Cork’s Tore Holm-designed 8-Metre Athena, ex-Ilderim, from 1939, tracking Jamie Matheson’s Opposition, the former Morning Cloud II launched in 1971 for Prime Minister Edward Heath4 XOD Lass, from 1946, sailed by class champion John Tremlett and crew5 Seven Folkboats were out racing each day6 Herreshoff replica Winifred, sailed by Brian Corbett, between David Pennison’s home-built Golant Gaffer Satellite (G134) and Ivy Green, an Ed Burnett-designed gaff cutter owned by Richard Jacobs7 Overall winner was Sunmaid V, a 1967 S&S one-tonner owned by Lawrence Wride8 Njord enjoys sparkling Solent conditionsAn impressive turnout for Cowes Classics…

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tell tales

Suhaili replica Thuriya, dismasted. (C/O PPL MEDIA)Inset:rescue vessel OsirisGOLDEN GLOBE RACE 2018Massive storm smashes race fleetIndian sailor Abhilash Tomy and Irishman Gregor McGuckin were safely aboard the French fisheries patrol vessel Osiris, as we went to press, headed for Amsterdam Island in the Indian Ocean for medical attention and onward transport, after dramatic events in the Golden Globe Race. The two were evacuated from their yachts after a freak Southern Ocean storm packing 70-knot (F12) winds and 45ft (14m) waves ripped through the fleet.The three sailors in the path of the 20-22 September storm, in the middle of the southern Indian Ocean and 1,900 miles from the nearest land (Perth, WA) were: Tomy, a 39-year-old commander in the Indian Navy sailing the Suhaili replica Thuriya; McGuckin, 32, of Ireland, a…

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falmouth working boat championships

Rita’s crew celebrates winning the B Class (NIGEL SHARP)Competitors in the annual Falmouth Working Boat “World” Championships, hosted by St Mawes Sailing Club, enjoyed glorious weather for three consecutive days in early July. Seventeen boats – seven of which are centenarians - took part in B Class, and five in a revitalised C Class for the smaller boats. Five races were scheduled and at the last minute it was decided to hold three of them on the first day: officially because of a very light wind forecast on the afternoon of the second day, but the fact that this new schedule avoided any clash with another “world” sporting event – the England football team’s World Cup quarter final – was no bad thing.The first day brought a cracking northerly breeze…

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franklyn braithwaite, a&f sails in antigua

Congratulations on becoming Chairman of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. Do you have plans to develop the event?The event has been running very well for years but it’s time to review the structure and look at where can develop it.What can you bring to the role?I am hoping that having been organiser of Antigua Sailing Week and having been involved in the Classics for years, my experience will move us on.You were named Grand Officer, Most Precious Order of Princely Heritage, for your distinguished contribution to sailing and community development. How did you feel?It was quite a moment. I’ve been involved since way back in sailing and in Antigua Yacht Club. It was nice for sailing as a whole and it felt good to be appreciated by the government.How should we…