The season starts with our March/April issue – in the mail to subscribers on 16 February and in leading UK newsagents on 22 February.

Watercraft

• DZ: On Y Va! – Kathy Mansfield looks forward to the great French Festival of Traditional Sail in Douarnenez …click to see

DUTCH BOAT ON THE BROADS – How Jo and Truus Houben built their American trailer sailer in Maastricht and took her to Norfolk …   click to see

BOATS FOR THE BROADS – Designer Andrew Wolstenholme explains how craft evolved to sail these unique inland waterways ... click to see

• HUNTER’S YARD – A 30s boatyard still hiring out 30s yachts and boats; Neville Khambatta describes a Broadland gem ... click to see

BUILD YOUR OWN FLATTIE SKIFF – Designer Paul Gartside sends full plans for an ubiquitous American all-rounder ... click to see

• HARRIER: In Austria, Detlef Duecker builds a strip-plank lightweight camping cruiser for sailing the Venice lagoon... click to see

DIGITAL BOATSHOP – Simon Holman creates flatpack trestles with CNC-cutting files you can download here... click to download

• AND… Jean-Yves Poirier on vacuum bagging for home builders; Steve Goodchild's strip plank tips; Colin Henwood on buying boat timber; Karl Stambaugh of CMD Boats introduces his Grand Design traler sailer which inspired the Houens; plus all our regular features.

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