Tuesday 26 January 2010

Summer Sightings

Hopefully with the snow and bad weather behind us, it won't be long until the nights draw out and summer is here again. So here's a reminder of the summer and some of the boats on the river during 2009.

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!!

Not wanting to wish the year away, but roll on summer!

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