Tag Archives: MFV

Summer of ’42

Water Wag dinghy class historian Vincent Delany has uncovered more remarkable vintage sailing regatta footage at Dublin’s Irish Film Archive – this time in colour – showing vibrant regatta activity off Howth Harbour, County Dublin, in the summer of 1942. … Continue reading

Posted in boatbuilders, boatyards, Dublin Bay - The Cradle of Yacht Racing, film, Irish yachting, journalists, Lifeboat, other yacht designers, RNLI, yacht clubs, yacht racing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Scottish literature class

When Tarbert Loch Fyne poet George Campbell Hay (1915-1984) worked 1930s summers aboard the herring skiff Liberator, the local fishing fleet would have been universally motorised, either by conversion or by design. Perhaps reflecting this transition, in his maritime work … Continue reading

Posted in boatbuilders, boatyards, book, Clyde yachting, Firth of Clyde, G.L. Watson, Glasgow, Irish yachting, object of desire, other yacht designers, yacht design, yacht designer | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

A Proud Bow

“Willie’s in town”, would always be my American friend Donn’s hail on spotting a William Fife design entering port. With thoughts recently sharply focused on close friends – their loved ones, homes and good old boats – living in the … Continue reading

Posted in America's Cup, boatbuilders, G.L. Watson, other yacht designers, yacht racing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment