Rowing en masse on the canals of Venice, fire-bending in the Netherlands, modern wooden boatbuilding in Britain… all in our May/June 2019 issue, mailed to subscribers around the world on 18 April

 

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• VOGALONGA – part rowing challenge, part carnival, just gets bigger and Kathy Mansfield has great pix to prove it: click to see

A THIRST FOR KNOWLEDGE – Custom boatbuilder Amy Stringfellow shares her search for shipwright’s skills with Si and Cat Holman: click to see

BUILDING A BOEIER – Amateur Harmen Timmerman spent 17 years building a Dutch classic; she made him into a professional: click to see

• LAUNCHINGS AT LYME – Graduating boatbuilding students show their craftsmanship and boatmanship to Dick Phillips: click to see

BUILD YOUR OWN CRUISING SLOOP – IDesigner Paul Gartside sends full plans with offsets for a pretty and practical little yacht: click to see

BUILDING A STRIP-PLANK TRAILER-SAILER: Naval architect Julian Wolfram builds a boat for his retirement: click to see

• GRAND DESIGNS: French designer Francois Vivier, well-known worldwide for his modern-traditional dayboats, introduces Lilou 2: click to see

• PLUS… Jerry Eardley sets up the skeleton of his modern gaffer • Jean-Yves Poirier adds modern electronics to his raid boat • Ellen Massey-Leonard finds dolphins in New Zealand • Ian Nicolson enthuses about ‘hancings’
• And all our regular features.

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