I completely forgot the Hamble Classics race during September, but was reminded when these two classics were seen heading off down river while we were having an early lunch
H4 I think is the Herreschoff half rater Winifred, she certainly is nice. Built as a replica of the original 1892 fin-keeled Wee Win in 1999 using the epoxy coated strip plank method.There's a great video on My Classic Boat
Further afield this looks to be an old (late 1960's or early 70's?) Merlin Rocket,. When I was in the Sea Scouts in my early teens the Merlin Rocket was the aspirational boat in our small fleet, I was desperate to qualify to sail it and did. It wasn't always kept in the best of condition and I recall going swimming when a toe strap broke while hiked out.
Hull shape is very different from the modern wide dish shape.
day one - the monkfish bites
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