The spring has sprung, the grass is riz, Wonder where the nearest socially distanced boating venue is.
Until you find it, look at what’s in the May/June issue, in the mail to subscribers in 36 countries from 17 April; in stores from the 22nd

• WHAT ABOUT A WOODEN BOAT WEEKEND? – suggests Kathy Mansfield, an event where we can compare, see and stroke wooden boats; though not, of course, their builders. Click to see

• THERE WAS ALWAYS ANOTHER BOAT – in Penny Morton’s long international boatbuilding life. And she’s not stopped yet: Click to see

• HOLLY & VERACITY – Cat and Simon Holman discuss living afloat year round with boatbuilder Holly Latham: Click to see

• BUILD YOUR OWN 16’ (5m) CRUISING DINGHY – Paul Gartside sendsfull plans for a picture-pretty gaffer complete with a cuddy: Click to see

• LAUNCHING IN LOCKDOWN – Amateur Ian Duffill describes building his Iain Oughtred Snipefish rowing skiff – despite distractions: Click to see

• LUG RIG REVIVAL – Designer Andrew Wolstenholme celebrates the workboat rig which can still put the fun in functionality: Click to see

• GRAND DESIGNS – Designer Susanne Altenburger of Phil Bolger & Friendson a father-and-son build of their Seabird design in Chile: Click to see

PLUS… • Moray MacPhail does the ‘hard sums’ for those refining traditional rigs • ‘Real boatbuilding’ with Jerry Eardley as he fits his modern gaffer’s lead keel • Designer Ian Nicolson on locating winches • Colin Henwood on what professional wooden boat builders actually do all day • And despite a hungry brown bear, Ellen Massey-Leonard gets to keep her freshly-caught salmon.