After the succesful 'spring clean' of Traditional Boats & Tall Ships with Issue 50, we're delighted to announce that Issue 51 is soon to hit the shelves. For the June/July edition, our cover star is La Florette. She is probably the world's oldest working brigantine, and the story of the 'Grand Old Lady' is told in full.
Joining her in Issue 51 is the remarkable Lord Nelson, run by the Jubilee Sailing Trust and sailing into this year's Tall Ships' Races with an all-female crew. Sam Jefferson explores the life of driven clipper captain Richard Robinson, and Martin Pilkington tells the story of John Spencer Dewhurst, the Lancaster 'lad' who ran away to sea at the age of 30. Jamie Campbell takes us through the past, present and hopeful future of City of Edinboro, the historic fishing smack recently acquired by the Excelsior Trust, while the second of our 'Around the coast' features takes us to the whaling, herring and pirates of Stromness in the Orkneys. The prolific and talented Frank Gardiner is our marine painter with an 'eye for art'. We travel to Portugal to discover the rioutous annual Barco Rabelo Boat Race, and take the 'Road to Rouen' to find out more about this year's Armada. We also have a look at the business of corporate sail currently throwing a lifeline to some historic sailing ships.
On top of all these features is our usual round-up of Barge & Smack news, a new, regular column on Sail Training, readers' letters, our calendar and 'Slipway' of forthcoming events, the first devilishly hard crossword from Tony Sutcliffe and Duncan Wells sheds some light on maritime terms. Phew!
If you can't find TB&TS 51 nearby then simply ask your newsagent to order us in. The magazine is priced at £3.65.