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Morecambe Bay Prawner Yawl
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An Historic Ship
We recently found that Bonita has been entered into the National Register of Historic Vessels - certificate below..... This is in recognition of the fact that she is an almost entirely original Victorian yacht: also the oldest Crossfields built boat afloat ...
An Historic Ship
An Historic Ship
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Happy New Year
Bonita is snug under her winter covers, while the usual list of maintenance jobs gets tacked. No major work is planned for this winter, although sometimes jobs which start small seem to end up getting a lot bigger. The picture below is a reminder of a long ...
Happy New Year
Happy New Year
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Round and round the island ( of Sheppey)
Pictures taken on the Old Gaffers rally in Cowes continue to trickle in now almost everyone has got home. Here is a photo of Toby inspecting the compass. I tried to explain to him how useful it is to know in which direction we would find the North Pole, eve...

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Back Home
Allan and I woke to the sound of the foghorn sounding across from the Dover harbour breakwater.  There was patchy fog which made it difficult to see across the harbour and the tops of the cliffs were completely obscured. However there was a moderate souther...
Back Home
Back Home
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Dover
Allan and I woke to find that the wind had subsided in the night to a more civilised force 4 SW, so we decided to leave further exploration of the pleasures of Newhaven to another day and left the harbour early.  The harbour dredger was already out in the e...
Dover
Dover
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East to Newhaven
With Allan as crew we disentangled ourselves from the other rafted up gaffers at about 8.30 this morning as we and others started heading to our various homes.  We had a blustery force 5 SW wind which increased to 6 or 7 at times.  The swell started buildin...
East to Newhaven
East to Newhaven
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The Old Gaffers Race
The high point of the OGA 55th anniversary rally was the race in the Solent off Cowes on Saturday.  There was a brisk SW wind and the course started with a beat against wind and tide.  About 66 boats entered but some of the boats struggled a bit to get to w...
The Old Gaffers Race
The Old Gaffers Race
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The Folly
We left Yarmouth harbour yesterday morning.  When the harbour is full there is very little space for manoevering old boats, certainly not enough to turn Bonita under engine. However with the help of Susan J's crew and a couple of long ropes we managed to tu...
The Folly
The Folly
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Yarmouth
We had a brisk SW wind today and left Cowes at the beginning of the West going tide.  We had a lively tack down the Solent to Yarmouth with several reefs in the mainsail.  There was quite a bit of heavy swell when we took the sails down outside Yarmouth har...
Yarmouth
Yarmouth
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