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• CASTINE CLASS – Local boats for local waters: Kathy Mansfield sails an established American favourite in Maine … click to see

THE SAME… BUT DIFFERENT – Marc Fovargue-Davies sails Adrian Donovan’s custom version of Swallow Yachts’ BayCruiser 23 … click to see

SALCOMBE STYLE – Another local boat for local waters: Nigel Sharp on the traditional launch built by WBTA member Marcus Lewis ... click to see

• BUILD YOUR OWN LUGSAIL DINGHY – Designer Paul Gartside has full plans with offsets for a young amateur boatbuilder ... click to see

BUILDING THE LILI – In France, Jean-Yves Poirier's kit-built raid boat reaches the start of the finish ... click to see

HOW I BECAME A BOATBUILDER – In Dorset, Gareth Lewis launches his Tomales Bay One Design – and a new career ... click to see

GOOD CHOICE! – From Spain, Juan Gutierrez sends the story of restoring and Uffa Fox designed National 18 ... click to see

• AND… Designer John Harris of CLC Boats introduces his stitch-and-glue training version of the Cornish Pilot Gig; Colin Henwood remembers two heroes of wooden boatbuilding; Simon Holman offers CNC-cutting files for a ‘roll cab’ for epoxies for the smaller workshop; plus all our regular features.

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