No sunny days… No easy breezes.. No boating… November. Cheer yourself up with our bright November/December issue mailed to subscribers around the world on 18 October.


• DZ 18 – Kathy Mansfield takes her camera back to the great French festival of traditional sail in Douarnenez… where it all began: click to see

COBLES AT BRID – Andrew Wolstenholme visits another summer celebration –  of the unique sailing workboats of NE England: click to see

BUILDING THE CRADLE BOAT – Professional wooden boat builder Geoff Bowker makes a traditional clinker dinghy in miniature: click to see

• BUILD YOUR OWN SHANTY BOAT – Designer Paul Gartside channels his inner Huckleberry Finn with an affordable river boat: click to see

BUILDING THE LILI 13 – Almost ready to leave the shop. Jean-Yves Poirier’s raid boat gets non-slip decks and home-made portholes: click to see

• IN THE VERNACULAR – Digital boat designer Simon Holman discovers Nick Smith’s traditionally built Salcombe launches: click to see

• ABBA & CCC 2019 – New classes, new rules for both our annual competitions at next year’s Beale Park Boat Show: click to download

• PLUS… Nigel Sharp visits Launch Day at the Boat Building Academy; Si Holman’s plans for a CNC-cut portable workbench; Phoenix build – 2; Colin Henwood on handing over; Ian Nicolson on bulkheads and designer Paul Fisher with his range of slipper launches for home builders…