In July of 1973 Marianne Beerman-Kok joined as crew on board the Frederick Shepherd design OWL on a sailing trip from Tobermory to the Hebrides. There were 8 on board from Scotland, England, France and the Netherlands. A 55′ gaff ketch built in 1909 by the White Bros. of Southampton she was owned and run by […]
Confessions of a serial classic boat owner
Let me clarify, right from the start, confessions might be doctored in case my wife reads this! Secondly, classic to me is anything built before 1999 and thirdly, as we all recognise, we are financially poorer custodians not owners. Hopefully, future custodians will lift this latter burden but continue to love these boats as much […]
Spiced Up at Grenada Sailing Week
The last week of January saw a fleet of both modern and classic racing off the coast of the spice island Grenada. Sponsored by Island Waterworld the conditions were perfect and here are a few of the wooden boats captured through the lens of Tim Wright.
Classic Yacht Regattas 2020
It may be hard this year to get out and enjoy the racing, camaraderie and shore-side entertainment that make up these wonderful classic events we love to attend. It’s hard to see how 2 metre social distancing would be possible on board without having half the crew up the rig! I will try and keep […]
What’s up with the Glandore Classic Regatta?
Those who have been coming to the Glandore Classic Regatta regularly may be wondering why it is not happening this July. Not to worry, it has been postponed until July 2020 so that we can be part of the 300th Anniversary of the Royal Cork Yacht Club, the world’s oldest yacht club. The 2020 […]