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Aug 15, 2019

Boat Week hailed as big success

The Vaila Mae and Far Haaf in Lerwick Harbour. All photos: Shetland Amenity Trust/Shetland Boat Week

THE ORGANISERS of Shetland Boat Week have hailed this year’sevent as the most successful yet.

Over 500 people flocked to Hay’s Dock in Lerwick each dayduring the family-friendly event, which took place between 5-11 August..

Read more at the Shetland News

Aug 15, 2019

Neil Pryde Small Boat Sails

Neil Pryde (Formex) Main Sail 42 sqft, Marconi - Luff: 11' 2 and 7' 10 foot. Either Red Stripe on white with white Scamper 60 graphic or yellow & white

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Aug 14, 2019

UL education counselor and granddaughter build sail boat together

© Provided by Irv Esthers Irv Esters and his granddaughter Arya Esters pose for a photo in the middle of the boat they built together.

If there's one thing Irv Esters enjoys more than sailing, it's hanging out with his only grandchild.

Over the last six months, the University of Louisiana Lafayette department head of counselor education and his 3-year-old granddaughter Arya have spent every week building a small sailboat for her.

Read more by Victoria Dodge at the Lafayette Daily Advertiser

Aug 13, 2019


This is my boat Pacific. She is a Fleming designed Sharpie and was built in Brisbane, Qld, Australia in 1961 by the Kross Brothers and was originally

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Aug 11, 2019

Dunkirk 'little ships' head for the quays of St Katharine's Classic Boat Festival

Classic Boats festival coming to St Katharine Docks. Picture: Tim Kavanagh

One of the main attractions at this year's Classic Boat Festival at St Katharine Docks will be some of the veteran "little boats" that took part in the wartime Dunkirk evacuations nearly 80 years ago.

Read more by Mike Brooke at the East London Advertiser

Aug 11, 2019

Super rare boat at the Door County Classic and Wooden Boat Festival

1949 Higgins 23ft Convertible

One of the world’s rarest boats was on display at the 29th Annual Door County Classic and Wooden Boat Festival in Sturgeon Bay Saturday.

Read more by Dylon Klubertanz at Door County Daily News.

Aug 10, 2019

Dalkey Rowing Club added 80 new photos in Wicklow, Ireland.

in Wicklow, Ireland.

Wicklow Regatta 2019

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Aug 10, 2019

Lake Tahoe’s love affair with wooden boats has only grown over the decades

Lake Tahoe’s love affair with wooden boats has only grown over the decades

Cruising across Lake Tahoe’s blue waters in a vintage wooden boat, its varnished mahogany and chrome lines glistening in the sun, feels like a trip back in time to the days when Frank Sinatra graced the casino stages and gin martinis flowed like the Truckee River.

Read more by Claire McArthur at the Nevada Appeal

Aug 06, 2019

How to make Scarf

I have a 51 foot Sitka Spruce Mast off a 38 foot Choey Lee Sloop (1979). The mast is original and still in good shape. The bottom 9 has become dry

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Aug 06, 2019

VIDEO: Lefevre family paddles to big win at Ucluelet build-your-own-boat race

Koen, Orion, Jason and Savannah Lefevre victoriously lifted their Unsinkables 2 vessel together after winning Ucluelet’s NAIL, SAIL, BAIL event. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Ucluelet’s Lefevre family took top honours at the Ukee Days Nail Sail Bail boat race as brothers Orion and Koen shot out to an early lead before handing their Team Unsinkables2 vessel over to sister Savannah and dad Jason who steadily paddled the ship to victory at the July 28 event.

Read more by Andrew Bailey at BC Local News

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