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Contents Editorial

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Big Picture: Duel at the Rock

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Signals

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Welcome to the first issue of Classic Sailor: a new magazine dedicated to seamanship and seaworthy boats – and the enjoyment of sailing With a first-hand account of how the S&S yawls Dorade and Stormy Weather fought it out at the Fastnet Maritime news from the UK, Europe and around the globe

Stars of the East

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The Marine Motorist

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Return to Dunkirk

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Thames Barges, smakcs bawleys and the rest - how the East Coast’s unique heritage was preserved, by Robert Simper, who was there The page for petrol-heads, with news from the world of propellers On board one of the Dunkirk Little Ships for this year’s cross-channel passage to commemorate the historic wartime operation

Association News: 8-Metres Worlds

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Rowing

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Smylie’s Boats

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Great British designers

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The Post

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On Watch and Off Watch

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Sailing Skills: Raising the Jib

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Navigation: finding your way around the globe

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Around the Yards

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Practical: repairing a teak laid deck, part 1

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Tools: the drehknüppel

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With the King of Norway, and a rerun of the 1912 Olympics Mike Smylie’s new series starts in the Far West, with Cornish Luggers Your letters and feedback are welcome

Andrew Bray

Americas’ Cup, then and now

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Guest Column: Peter Willis

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Cowes to St Malo with Griff

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Fastnet heroes

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Rowing down to Runnymede

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How to survive a regatta

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Restoration comedy

Dan Houston puts to sea with Griff Rhys Jones on Argyll as he limbers up for the Fastnet – and how the three S&S yawls fared in the race Ninety years after the first race, we celebrate some of the original participants, who pioneered offshore yacht racing in Britain A spot of re-enactment as Sophie Neville wiffles aboard shallop Royal Thamesis to deliver an archbishop to Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary Guy Venables’ infallible guide to navigating the rocks of etiquette

There’s a revival of interest in rowing: the first of our regular reports The Top 21 founding fathers (and grandfathers) of British yacht design, from GL Watson to Alan Buchanan, profiled by Theo Rye Things to use, wear and rely on, plus books to read First of a new illustrated how-to series showing a seamanlike approach to sailing tasks, starting on the foredeck with safe ways of jib handling And another new series, this time going right back to the fundamentals of making and reading charts

Who’s building what, where: Cornwall, Suffolk, Holland, Australia, plus a special report on the restoration of the Fife classic Cambria The llustrated how-to guide begins by showing how to deal with removing and replacing an individual plank The what? It’s what you’ve always needed to save your hands when pulling tight on any kind of line. By ropemeister Des Pawson

The unofficial raid on Brittany

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Over the Yardarm, Calendar and Next Month

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Puig Vela – classic fun in Barcelona

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The Last Word: Sam Llewellyn

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Roger Barnes and some sail-and-oar amis are refused permission for an organised event – but the Challenge Naviguer Leger goes ahead anyway Why this Catalan event is fast becoming Europe’s regatta of choice

Secrets of the perfect Martini, coming events and a taste of what’s going to be in November’s Classic Sailor (order it now or get a subscription!) Off Lampedusa in the dark, along with who knows how many refugees

CLASSIC SAILOR

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Classic Sailor Issue 1  

The first issue of Classic Sailor Magazine. October 2015.

Classic Sailor Issue 1  

The first issue of Classic Sailor Magazine. October 2015.

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