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In W119, our September/October 2016 issue - in leading UK newsagents
from 25 August – you will find….


• OUR TRIP TO THE BOAT SHOW – Heather Green, our youngest reporter, sees the Beale Park Boat Show with fresh eyes. Click to see

• BOATBUILDING ON THE BEACH – Visiting the boatbuilding schools, Dick Phillips has an easy stroll to the BBA in Lyme Regis. Click to see.

• WATERFLY – The International 12 sailing dinghy is better known in Europe than the UK – except in Wales where it’s the Insect class. Click to see

• BUILD YOUR OWN SCHOONER – ‘How she schoons!’, they used to say.
As will you when you see Paul Gartside’s latest free plans. Click to see

• THE NEAR-DEMISE OF THE ORKNEY YOLE – And how this northern workboat reappeared at September’s Southampton Boat Show. Click to see

• HERE COMES SUMMER: Professional boatbuilder John Owles builds a clinker plywood lugger his family can sail into the autumn Click to see

• ONE FOR THE BUOYS – And the need to get around them becomes as important as speed in our 2016 Cordless Canoe Challenges. See the video

• AND… In our Amateur Boat Building Awards, the entries just get better – and bigger; Cat and Si Holman make their own soft shackles; Good companions with designer Ian Nicolson; and wooden boatbuilder Ryan Kearley joins the Marine Conservation Society’s annual beach clean-up by kayak
around Cornwall’s Isles of Scilly.
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W119 September/October 2016
Beale Park Boat Show review • Amateur Boat Building Awards • Cordless Canoe Challenges • Waterfly: International 12 • Gartside plans: Cruising schooner • Orkney Yoles • A little lugger called Summer • Making soft shackles • Cleaning the seas around the Scillies.



Water Craft is the beautiful bi-monthly magazine that has much to offer fans of classic yachts and traditional boats as well as covering all aspects of boatbuilding from boat design to building individual boats.

The magazine is full of ideas for the practical boat owner and provides real inspiration for amateur boatbuilding, including sources of boat plans, but the professional boatbuilder is not forgotten: Water Craft regularly reports on new techniques, tools, materials and equipment and every issue includes informed and impartial boat tests of craft from canoes and dayboats through to cruising yachts.

In the trial issue Chris Perkins explains how his enthusiasm for the Scottish Coastal Rowing Project resulted in 5 weeks building the prototype and a craving for sponge puddings; Designer Paul Gartside continues his series with complete plans for a traditional round-stern workboat; and in The Workshop, Nick Coppin makes adjustable footrests for his sail and oar dinghy and Adrian Noyes assembles a professional’s steambox.

Also featured in this issue, New Zealand designer John Welsford takes inspiration for his capable ocean-going dayboat from a west country working boat; Continuing his series on designing an environmentally-friendly motor boat, naval architect Ian Nicolson develops the mid-section; and looking forward to a whole new boating season, checkout the latest events coming up in 2010.

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