Waverly sail to Minstrel sail

Up on the broads there is a small fleet of yachts called the Waverly Class

http://www.waverleyclass.com/history/

 

A bloke whose father used to sail one sent it to me

 

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gunter-rig

and this for reference is the Minstrel

 

 

 

and here are the minstral spars on the Waverley sail

 

 

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and at the end of yesterday ....a kingfisher landed on the boat
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This is about Sailing around Britain.

5 Responses to “Waverly sail to Minstrel sail”

  1. 18 November, 2019 at 11:36 amApplescruffs says:

    ”and at the end of yesterday ….a kingfisher landed on the boat“

    ….. ‘which was nice ‘ …

    R

  2. 18 November, 2019 at 9:12 pmChristoph says:

    Hi Dylan

    Kingfisher on the boat – great.

    Extending the spars – nice bad winter Job.
    The boom will be just over the stern, Looks like.

    Chris

  3. 18 November, 2019 at 11:39 pmPeter Truelove says:

    Takes me back Dylan….. I used to skipper Waveney No 1 ‘Tansy’ in The Three Rivers race. With the sail marking W 1 we used to get cheered on by cries of “come on the Women’s Institute’.

  4. 15 December, 2019 at 9:04 pmBryan Trimmer says:

    Hi Dylan What a great few shots of days on the boards My mother born in Norwich loved the rivers and boards in the early 1920’s I’m a river Thames sailing myself but Solent is just a wonderful area. I’m well aware of your comments but we all have to make what we will of space presented and winter across to the IOW for an evening with locals singing and playing good folk music a couple of beer with friends what the game is about no good winging about the cost you’ll never take it with you even dispatched to St Catherines deep

    All good wishes Bryan T Difran 2 Beaulieu River

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