The most famous Canadian yacht, this short clip gives you an overview of the birth, life and loss of a schooner, so respected and ‘royal’ that it can be found on the Canadian 10 cent piece. She was later commemorated by a replica Bluenose II built in 1963; leaking and worn out, it was dismantled […]
This classic 1947 film documents The Effie M Morrisey sailing out of New York Harbor on a 6 month expedition to Greenland’s Mystery Coast. See the ship at sea sailing by huge icebergs. See dog sleds, seals, walruses and whales in action. The ship had over 200 Huskies on board! Life with the Eskimos and […]
On Charlie Barr, On Design, On Technology. Olin James Stephens II (April 13, 1908 – September 13, 2008) was one of, if not the most famous, American yacht designer of the 20th century, with his name on no less than 8 Americas Cup winning boats.
Endeavour races at Cowes in 1936 with Sir Thomas Sopwith at the helm. A broken mast still did not discourage her from challenging for the following America’s Cup.
Cooking onboard a classic yacht could be deemed one of the most important jobs onboard. Food, what ever it is when you’ve been sailing hard on any vessel all day is a necessity for morale and physical stamina. On the 100 year old 19 metre class, Fife designed gaff cutter, Mariquita, the job of feeding […]