Tag: classic sailing

IRONDEQUOIT II – two days to windward

IRONDEQUOIT II – two days to windward

In the mid 60s, pre-war ocean racers and fast cruisers still more than held their own in the classic long distance races. This is the Spanjer brothers’ John G Alden-designed 61ft yawl ESBRO VI, slogging it out to her heart’s content during the 1965 Chicago-Mackinac Race: […]

Come eravamo/ The Way We Were: ZEPHYR 1973

Come eravamo/ The Way We Were: ZEPHYR 1973

La Dolce Vita aboard the JM Soper/ Philip of Dartmouth cutter ZEPHYR in 1973. This archive footage released by the now grown up children you’ll see in this enchanting home movie footage may be the best proof that at 62 feet/ 18.9m on deck, the […]

HURRICA V – A Lesson in Design and Simplicity

HURRICA V – A Lesson in Design and Simplicity

I repeat here that I am confident I could, on my own, sail the 1,200 miles from Australia to New Zealand. That said, the Nicholson 60 HURRICA V…

LATIFA William Fife’s Finest Yacht

LATIFA William Fife’s Finest Yacht

Aboard today, LATIFA looks every inch the William Fife dream-yacht. When the current owner found her 37 years ago…

Coffee Table Trophies – More Classic Sailing Books

Coffee Table Trophies – More Classic Sailing Books

Staying under cover inside with a warming drink and a good book or two and a comfortable chair next to a warm fire wasn’t an option, it was a necessity.

No Ordinary Being: Starling Burgess (1878 – 1947)

No Ordinary Being: Starling Burgess (1878 – 1947)

W Starling Burgess: No Ordinary Being (a reference to a quote by AJ Munnings of the Royal Academy in a letter to the Times of London about the designer of ENTERPRISE, ca 1930)

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