Founded in 1997 by Pete Greenfield, previously editor of Classic Boat and The Boatman, WaterCraft magazine is an independent international bi-monthly. It’s aimed at the boat enthusiasts who want to do it, not dream about it, presenting appealing boat designs from around the world and practical articles about all aspects of boatbuilding, in the boatyard and in the backyard. WaterCraft regularly features wooden boats and ‘green’ boats, with plans for home boatbuilders in every issue. WaterCraft looks at tradition for information, not replication and to the future for inspiration and innovation.

It’s a long, long time from May (2020) to September (2021)…

….if you’ve not been afloat. Compensate with our September/October issue, mailed to subscribers from 20 August and in stores from 26th

FALMOUTH CLASSICS – They said it couldn’t happen. Then it did. Despite distractions. So Kathy Mansfield came down west: Click to see

OPTICASSOU – No foreign holiday? Cat Holman finds a little lateener to bring Mediterranean colour to the end of the season: Click to see

REPAIRABILITY – Cars, computers… There’s not much left you can fix for yourself. Except wooden boats, says Colin Henwood: Click to see

BUILD YOUR OWN 27’ (8.3) CRUISING CANOE – Paul Gartside sends full plans for a fast cruiser in the Tumlaren tradition:  Click to see

THE RASH PROMISE – Amateur Stephen Forster made was to build his son an Oughtred sailing dinghy in just 5 weeks: Click to see

MARTEN-JAN’S CHEBACCO BOAT From the Netherlands, Frank van Zoest shows how his sailmaker friend built a family camping cruiser: Click to see

ANOTHER BOAT – Another camping cruiser. In Tasmania, Penny and Chris Morton build their Weekender despite real life’s distractions: Click to see

PLUS… From the US, Mike Stevenson explains the origins of the Mortons’ Weekender design. • Jerry Eardley begins rigging his modern gaffer • Moray MacPhail suggests ways for you to rig yours • Ian Nicolson is pumping the bilges • And Ellen Massey-Leonard is back adventuring – on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula