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Classic Boat June 2017

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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11 min.
working boat cocktail

RUNNER-UP Classic Boat Awards 2017 There’s a moment in most episodes of the Great Pottery Throw Down (a spin-off of the hugely popular television show Great British Bake Off) when judge Brymer Jones is so overwhelmed by the successful execution of some piece of pottery that he can’t stop himself shedding a tear. It’s become his trademark ‘tick’ and the ultimate, sought-after seal of approval for all the show’s contestants. I had my own Brymer Jones moment on the Carrick Roads recently. I had already been on board Jon Bray’s new cutter Unity and been duly impressed by the high standard of construction and the understated, airy interior. I had seen building photos of the boat online and discussed her provenance with her builder and others. So I knew what to expect…

3 min.
classic boat awards 2017

LogbookOut and about SUPPORTED BY 1 Classic Boat partnered with the Gstaad Yacht Club to launch a new award for Centenarian of the Year; pictured from left are CB editor Rob Peake, skipper Toby Marris of trophy winner Jolie Brise, Gstaad YC manager Cindy Shönrich and the club’s rear commodore Manrico Iachia; Toby and Cindy hold the trophies, a silver bowl and goblet made by Robbe & Berking 2 More than 100 guests including the Royal Thames YC vice commodore Bernard Kinchin gathered at the Knightsbridge club for the announcement of the winners 3 The Yachtsman of the Year trophy went to Oliver Berking (left), pictured with Jonathan Dyke, of the evening’s lead sponsor Classic Marine 4 Kit Rogers (left), MD of Jeremy Rogers Ltd, whose Contessa 32 was shortlisted in the Spirit of Tradition…

8 min.
tell tales

Classic Boat’s address: Jubilee House, 2 Jubilee Place, London, SW3 3TQcb@classicboat.co.uk Follow the Classic Boat team on Twitter and Facebook GOLDEN GLOBE RACE 2018 Two new Suhailis and a new start port Next year’s 50th anniversary re-run of the solo, round-the-world, non-stop Golden Globe Race, has switched its start and end point from Falmouth in Cornwall to Plymouth in Devon. Falmouth was the port that the winner of that first race – Sir Robin Knox-Johnston – sailed from and to in his 32ft (9.8m) ketch Suhaili, but overwhelming support from Plymouth swung the balance in Devon’s favour. Ian Bowyer, leader of Plymouth City Council, said: “This is a true adventure of a lifetime and I am really proud that Plymouth will be able to provide a spectacular backdrop.” Plymouth may not be the port Sir Robin sailed from…

3 min.
carlo riva 1922-2017

The creator of the most desirable motorboats of all time died on 10 April, in his home town of Sarnico on the shores of Lake Iseo, where the Riva family established its first boatyard in 1842. Carlo became the fourth generation of Riva boatbuilders after reading mechanical engineering at the Technical Industrial Institute in Cremona. Like many young Italians after the war, Carlo was captivated by the pizzazz and wealth of the New World, and would read and re-read American yachting magazines. One thing in particular caught his eye – the mahogany barrelback runabouts built en masse by the venerable American firm of Chris Craft. Carlo’s father Serafino was a strict traditionalist, and father and son acted out the struggle of Italy’s new generation emerging to challenge its traditional past –…

2 min.

Dick Wynne of Lodestar Books You started a niche book publishing business in 2009. Are you making a profit? That was never a serious expectation but Lodestar Books has to and does pay its way, though its chief cook and bottlewasher is as yet unpaid. Happily, he has a day-job. What is the raison d’être of Lodestar? To harness my interests in boats, books and computers and make available material, both old and new, which merits a modern readership but is probably not viable for mainstream publishers. Which book has been your biggest seller? Ken Duxbury’s Lugworm series, initially as a three-volume hardcover set, now in an omnibus softcover edition, and still a steady seller. Great seamanship and great writing – I could never understand why the Lugworm books were out of print…

3 min.
us news

NEWPORT NEWS ‘Awesome’ USA 17 is AC show highlight Adding to the excitement of the America’s Cup this summer is a new exhibition at the Mariners’ Museum and Park in Newport News, Virginia. Speed and Innovation in the America’s Cup opens on 27 May, looking back on the Cup’s history over the past 250 years and featuring as its centrepiece USA 17, the catamaran that won the last America’s Cup for Oracle Team USA. The man behind that famous comeback, in San Francisco in 2013, was Ben Ainslie, now at the head of his own team Land Rover BAR, backed by Royal Yacht Squadron Racing and hoping to bring the Cup back to Cowes for the first time. Lyles Forbes, the Mariners’ Museum vicepresident of collections and chief curator, said: “The donation of this…