Every so often a magazine other than this one arrives in the wooden letter box, up the stony track that leads down to Burnside Cottage. At the moment that entails a 200-yard trudge through deep snow, and one year the snow was so deep I had to borrow a pair of snow shoes. (Tip: keep your feet well splayed, or you’ll trip and fall flat on your face, whereupon it’s almost impossible to get up again).
As an antidote to Classic Boat – I won’t mention its name – I find it refreshing to read about foiling America’s Cup boats, top-level racing and impenetrable articles about the hydro-, and increasingly, aerodynamics of modern sailing. It is a far cry from the kind of boats we own and like to read about here, even if some of them are way beyond our means or aspirations.
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ROW YOUR BOAT
There has been a steady rise in recreational rowing over the past few years, and the choice can be bewildering. What’s the right boat for you?
JOINER’S NAME STAMP
Classic misuse of a word
Real classic ownership involves rot, rust and reward
Herreshoff’s newly-restored Bar Harbor 31 Scud lit up the classic racing scene in the Med in 2020 with a double win at Cannes and Saint-Tropez
PRACTICAL TIPS FOR THE TRADITIONAL BOATER
DOUG LEEN - Tugboat man
Vietnam vet, park ranger, dentist, small-craft conservator and tugboat skipper.... meet Ranger Doug!
CHANCE TO SAVE AN Albert Strange yawl
Chances at Albert Strange ownership don’t come up often, and Sheila II is the quintessential Strange – and one with a great history, too
AFFORDABLE CLASSIC Salcombe Yawls
A friend and I once decided that walking might make a change from sailing. So we set forth to walk from Branscombe to Bigbury, a 100-mile stretch of the south-west coastal path marked by knackering climbs and knee-wrenching descents.
The Need For Speed
Saving lives at sea has always been bound to the speed of rescue, from the first rowing boats to the 60-knot, all-weather motorboats of today
YARD VISIT: IRON BROTHERS - MELTING POINT
We visit a foundry that has been making keels for sailing yachts since the 1960s
An eternal motif for objects around the house.
INTERNET FUNDING RULE COULD FAVOR RURAL AREAS OVER CITIES
Cities and urban counties across the U.S. are raising concerns that a recent rule from President Joe Biden’s administration could preclude them from tapping into $350 billion of coronavirus relief aid to expand high-speed internet connections.
BLOWERS, MOWERS AND MORE: AMERICAN YARDS QUIETLY GO ELECTRIC
For Jared Anderman, of Croton-on-Hudson, New York, switching from gasoline-powered tools to electric ones for lawn care was a no-brainer.
RESPONSIBLE GUN OWNERSHIP IS A LIE
How to convince Americans that firearms won’t make them safer
PLAN Z FOR IMMIGRATION
“A moral failing and a national shame.”
WHEN TO STOP Parenting
DR. ICHAK ADIZES explores some aspects of parenting, in particular when to let go of the role, and how to develop mutual trust and respect between parents and children. He also extrapolates his ideas to succession planning in organizations, so as to enable growth and continuous improvement.
What Have We Learned?
We will never forget 9/11. But a more interesting question at the 20th anniversary is, what should we remember—or more...
Was ‘Chaos-istan' Inevitable?
How Biden's influence during the Obama administration had long-lasting effects
El ataque terrorista que cambió el mundo
Este mes se cumplen 20 años del mayor atentado terrorista en la historia de Estados Unidos, que sacudió por completo la idea de seguridad global.
Mistakes Were Made: 9/11 At 20
We should also acknowledge that a pervasive question after 9/11—“Why do they hate us?”—was the wrong question.