With the summer sailing season in full swing, Cowes week almost upon us and the Olympic sailing taking place just along the coast there are more than a few interesting yachts around.
Schooners are quite rare in the UK, but who couldn't fail to be captivated by this heart stopping example?
On Sunday schooners like buses all seemed to come along at the same time, yet another, this one a traditional gaff rigged topsail schooner.
Not all the summer visitors are traditional, nor schooners, but none the less interesting, apologies for the poor photo which really doesn't do her justice, that fearsome looking bowsprit is almost lost against the background of Calshott.
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