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Foxy Callwood and the Future of His Wooden Boat Regatta

The yacht Buxom with her traditional tan sails and awesome figurehead

In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a woeful Juliet bemoans Romeo’s name, referencing the famous feud between the two lovers’ families. Waxing poetic over the insignificance of the names that keep the star-crossed lovers apart, Juliet insists that “a rose by …

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Foxy’s Fortieth Anniversary Wooden Boat Regatta

The Jost Van Dyke built sloop Endeavor II, with Foxy Callwood onboard, takes on the fleet. Photo courtesy of Geoff Brooks

Sailors aboard old-time ‘woodies’ and newer ‘classic plastics’ came together to celebrate Foxy’s 40th Wooden Boat Regatta held on the British Virgin Island of Jost Van Dyke over the weekend of May 24th – 26th. The theme of this ruby …

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Bristol Finish is alive and well!

Bristol Finish

Bristol Finish is alive and well! Bristol Finish Marine Wood Finish Brand Purchased By Lalandii Coatings, LLC Lalandii Coatings, LLC announces that they have acquired the Bristol Finish brand of high performance marine wood finishes in an asset purchase. This …

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The Sixth Annual West Indies Regatta

Keeping the spirit alive. Photo: Rosemond Gréaux

The West Indies Regatta, which takes place in Saint Barth the first weekend in May each year, adds a touch of old time sailing to the island’s nautical calendar. The last official event of the season, this charming little regatta …

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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2014 Results!

Classics try their hand at match racing! © Onne Van Der Wal/Panerai

The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai was blessed with superb sailing conditions. The spectacle of magnificent traditional yachts, barrelling through Caribbean surf, was a truly amazing sight. For five days, the trade winds played ball – 20 plus …

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Deltaville Maritime Museum’s Flagship F.D. Crockett Launched

The Annual maintenance on the F.D. Crockett is finished and she’s ready for another season’s the Museum’s premier ambassador around the Bay.

Deltaville Boatyard‘s 60 ton lift moves the Deltaville Maritime Museum‘s massive flagship, the restored F.D. Crockett, towards splashdown for a season’s full of tours and outreach. The nationally historic registered Crockett just completed her annual maintenance at DBY, and has …

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Elco Cruisette Still Generates Nautical Memories

Photo by Jeff Dennis

The Electric Launch Company, later shortened to Elco yachts, was in operation from 1893 to 1949 building classic wooden boats. They are known for their handsome interior woodwork and handsome lines. Stepping onto an Elco provides a tangible connection to …

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Wooden Boats Converge in Central Florida

Some of the 2012 Sunnyland cruisers on the river at Astor, Florida. Photo credit Jody Dobbs

March is a month that brings classic, vintage and wooden boats of all types to Tavares on Lake Dora, Fla. Some are drawn to the Sunnyland Antique and Classic Boat Festival, one of the largest antique and classic boat shows …

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James Moores, Classic Wooden Boat Restorer

Moores Marine Yacht Center sign MMYC has a logo with two burgees flying in opposite directions. The “M” stands for Moores and the trumpet with scrollwork represents the yacht center with a nod to the boats that have signature scrollwork along their bow. Photo Credit: Helen Aitken

Moores Marine, Inc. has completed more than 100 major restoration projects in their 35 years of expert service. Names like Trumpy and Defoe are a few of the names in representation at the Moores facility; owners of these iconic crafts, …

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A Wooden Boat Love Affair

This small vessel alongside of Cygnus is absolutely vibrant. Photo by Jody Reynolds

When you cruise aboard a classic wooden boat, it’s somewhat like living in a room at Downton Abbey. You don’t just admire the wood from outside – the elegance and beauty envelope you. A wooden yacht moves through the water …

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Puerto Rico’s Native Chalana Sailboats

Photo: Robert Davis/Sail Naguabo – 8

Grenada has its workboats, Martinique its yoles, and Tobago its bum-boats. Similarly, Puerto Rico’s native wooden sailboat is the Chalana. Chalanas evolved from fishing boats and coastal traders. They were once used to supply larger vessels anchored in a bay …

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