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Simon Winter- Insuring The Past

What is an old yacht worth? Deciding such matters is Simon Winter’s bread and butter

5 mins read
Classic Boat
October 2017

Yawls In The Sun

A baby cries as she rubs sand into her eye while nearby two boys are digging a moat around their castle. Prone on a sunlounger, mum glances from behind the pages of a magazine as a handful of seemingly identical wooden sailing boats glide past on the afternoon breeze, yards off the beach.

2 mins read
Classic Boat
October 2017

Getting Over The Bar

What kind of cruising person have you become?

3 mins read
Classic Boat
November 2017

Bosun's Bag- Practical Tips For The Tradition Boater

Son of a marine engineer and grandson of a trawlerman, MARTYN MACKRILL is Honorary Painter to the Royal Thames Yacht Club and was o†cial painter for the Royal Yacht Squadron’s bicentenary. His depictions of classic boats, from clinker rowing boats to Edwardian schooners, have made him one of the most sought-after marine artists and his work is part of major collections worldwide. He and wife Bryony sail the restored 1910 ga” cutter Nightfall (CB328).

4 mins read
Classic Boat
November 2017

How To Read Lines Plans

A practised glance at the waterlines, sections and buttocks can tell us much about a yacht’s character

7 mins read
Classic Boat
November 2017

Green Goddess

Cruising Artemis, a newly built canoe-sterned gaff sloop, off Martha’s Vineyard.

6 mins read
Classic Boat
April 2017

Doing the Swedish Twist

Rock-hopping in a wooden Twister through an elaborate maze of anchorages.

5 mins read
Classic Boat
April 2017

Lifeboat Rescued

After saving lives on the East Coast and at Dunkirk, the RNLI lifeboat Lucy Lavers needed some help herself. Two brothers stepped in…

7 mins read
Classic Boat
April 2017

Perfect Composition

The 1937 Alden sloop Sonata was found dead in a Mallorcan forest. Just look at her now

10 mins read
Classic Boat
December 2017

Bosun's Bag

PRACTICAL TIPS FOR THE TRADITIONAL BOATER

4 mins read
Classic Boat
December 2017

Hamble Classics A Friendly Fleet

The second edition of the event was as successful as the first, cementing its place as a season-closer for classic boats of all shapes and sizes

3 mins read
Classic Boat
December 2017

Racing On Thalia

Sailing en famille at Hamble Classics on an 1888 gaff cutter...with a puppy dog?

6 mins read
Classic Boat
December 2017

Bosun's Bag

PRACTICAL TIPS FOR THE TRADITIONAL BOATER

5 mins read
Classic Boat
August 2017

JS Race In Bermuda

The biggest ever gathering of the class in its history and a historic return to the America’s Cup

4 mins read
Classic Boat
August 2017

Sailing On Joshua

Bernard Moitessier’s yacht from the 1968 Golden Globe race almost perished in a Mexican hurricane. But she’s still sailing in Brittany and is coming to England next year

10 mins read
Classic Boat
August 2017

How To Build A Boat In Japan

An ancient tradition of wooden boatbuilding is facing extinction, but one American is trying to document the craft before it disappears

8 mins read
Classic Boat
August 2017

Ultimate Planing Machine

The 328 Roadster helped to make BMW famous, but a hydroplane powered by the same motor was left to gather dust in a shed for half-a-century. Until now...

5 mins read
Classic Boat
March 2017

'Wind-Driven Locomotive'

That’s how The Who guitarist Pete Townshend described the Jack Laurent Giles sloop Pazienza. After a long-term refit by her current owners, has she still got the magic?

8 mins read
Classic Boat
October 2017

David Boyd The Fairlie Years

Known for designing British 12-Metres for the America's Cup, David Boyd also made a significant contribution to the legend of William Fife III

10 mins read
Classic Boat
October 2017

Tom Cunliffe- Days Of Yore

Oil lamps and paper charts contribute much to the atmosphere on board a traditional boat

6 mins read
Classic Boat
October 2017

A Shed Load Of Work

The characterful yard that will restore anything – so long as it is a woodie with soul

4 mins read
Classic Boat
October 2017

Flying Dutchman

She transported wartime spies, she was a royal yacht and now, owned by an Italian count, she cruises out of Italy and Menorca. Not bad for a one-time Dutch pilot schooner

10 mins read
Classic Boat
November 2017

Yacht Stylist Martha Coolidge

I’ve come to realise I don’t actually like cruising. I much prefer racing.

2 mins read
Classic Boat
November 2017

1963 Admiral's Cup- Team Mates Afloat

They inspired a generation of yachtsmen with a famous win in the fourth Admiral’s Cup. Today, they’re still doing what they were designed to do – race!

10+ mins read
Classic Boat
November 2017

Sternpost- Saving No1, Hope

Clare McComb had to be yachting historian and detective to save a historic dinghy

3 mins read
Classic Boat
November 2017

Secrets of a long life

If it’s not broke, don’t fix it or, as it were, maintain it.

3 mins read
Classic Boat
April 2017

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