Tag: classic sailing

Have you sailed this boat all the way from America?

Have you sailed this boat all the way from America?

  A lot of good correspondence often comes with an interesting listing, and in working with the well-proven and incredibly well-travelled Henk Tingen 46ft yawl ENDEAVOR’s owner, Candy Masters, it became clear early on that she has a way with words – and was a […]

The Talented Mr Rhodes

The Talented Mr Rhodes

Have you ever watched Anthony Minghella’s sumptuously filmed treatment of Patricia Highsmith’s psychological thriller The Talented Mr Ripley and asked yourself: what’s that beautiful yacht? My take on this story is different from most, because I knew the gorgeous Philip Rhodes-designed 42ft (13m) sloop SANTANDER […]

DIRIGO II – The voyage home

DIRIGO II – The voyage home

The magnificent John G Alden schooner DIRIGO II has been no stranger to major voyages over the years. The most recent epic began in March 2019 in the San Juans, Washington State, and continues now in the land of her birth, Maine, having transited Panama […]

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…

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