These rocket ships were assembled in July, I guess waiting for start of the Fastnet race.
A few yards away is this wonderful gaff ketch, I think it’s a Fife, but the tide was running so I couldn’t get close enough for a good look.
I’m guessing this latest Spirit Yacht was on the Hamble for the main season’s event – Cowes – beautiful. You can see why James Bond would want one.
On a more modest scale there are several Folk Boats on the river, they are lovely, this Scandinavian version is preparing to slip the mooring.
There’s a growing fleet of Memory’s on the river, built at Saltern’s Boatyard up by Hackett’s Marsh, they are a 19 foot gaff rigged sloop and very fast – well they keep beating me in the Old Gaffers event!!