Going from lockdown to meltdown?
We’ve all tried to make our July/August issue
– mailed to subscribers on 19 June
– as calming as a river cruise.



• HOW FRANCE INVENTED FANTASTIC MARITIME FESTIVALS – Douarnenez and Brest may be cancelled but Jean-Yves Poirier has the story of their inspiration and exponential growth: click to see

FANTASTIC VOYAGES –Cat and Si Holman meet Debbie and Adam Purser who offer Classic Sailing holidays all over the world: click to see

BUILD YOUR OWN 13’ (4m) PLYWOOD CATBOAT – Paul Gartside has full plans for a do-able garage-sized lockdown project: click to see

ON THE EDGEMaster boatbuilder Colin Henwood on how professionals use mouldings and cove lines to enhance a boat’s lines: click to see

LILI’S CASSETTE RUDDERJean-Yves Poirier takes inspiration from yacht racing to take his raid boat in the right direction: click to see

THE SHOCK OF THE OLD – Moray MacPhail’s new series on refining traditional rigs follows the science: click to see

• FOSSIL BROTHERS – Stranger than fiction: Peter H Spectre has a true story from the shores of Maine: click to see

• PLUS… Kathy Mansfield meets Mark Stanley of Stanley & Thomas • Jerry Eardley turns to metal bashing to make trad fittings for trad rigs • Naval architect Ian Nicolson on the versatile U-bolt • Grand Designs: Andrew Wolstenholme
fulfils a fascinating commission from Tasmania’s Wood Boat Centre.