This extract is from an article by Audrey Faith Parker, ‘An eventful trip in a Tubby Little Ship’, originally published in Yachting Monthly, November 1947.… Read More »From Beaumaris to Weymouth in a ‘tubby little ship’, 1947
Posts relating to leisure cruising activity under sail, motor or oars
‘Fanny of Cowes’, one of the founding boats of the OGA in 1963, was originally built as a working boat in 1872. Built by John… Read More »‘Fanny of Cowes’: still racing at 150 years old!
What would travellers from the days of sail make of Harwich Harbour in the 21st century? Writing in 1727, Daniel Defoe takes to his boat… Read More »By boat from Manningtree to Ipswich, 1727
In this post, we meet William Forwell, clergyman of Dundee, who had ‘Silver Cloud’ built for him by A. Burn, Montrose, in 1876. Between 1876… Read More »‘Silver Cloud’ sails to Sunderland, 1876