Sailing Gaffers

Stories from 50 Years of the Old Gaffers Association


Author: Viv Head

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780704373297


Page: 304

View: 4943

Created fifty years ago after a three-way conversation in a public house, the Old Gaffers Association grew into a group of enthusiasts who rescued a vital part of our maritime heritage from almost certain extinction. This jaunty celebration, lavishly illustrated, demonstrates how gaff-rigged sailing vessels are alive in a way no other boat could ever be. In this book their owners tell of their stylish, characterful and sea-kindly craft - and some of their adventures. There are tales, too, of solo sailors and families embarking on voyages across the oceans that have seen the Old Gaffers Association become a world-wide community. Jim Rockeller, owner of the Bald Mountain Boat Works in Camden, Maine, and instigator of the first OGA group in America, wrote of the OGA in 1968: 'Membership requirements are simple. One needn't know the difference between a throat and a peak halyard; one need only know that putting to sea in a gaff-rigged vessel is a special kind of magic not found in other kinds of sailing.' This magic of traditional sailing has cast its spell much closer to home, too - simply messing about in boats, alone, joining in regattas or cruising with families and friends. This book will delight every boating enthusiast. As the cheers greeting the traditional boats that graced The Queen's Jubilee Thames Pageant showed, they bring out the salty seadog in us all.

Gaffers' Row


Author: R T Hunt

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1447567188

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5836

The story follows the fortunes of Rhys Morgan and his family from 1924 through the strikes and depression of the 1920's and 1930's and the hostilities of 1939 -1945 The lives of the villagers of Pentre Bach are dominated by the whims of the colliery manager who doubles as the chapel minister and contributes to the hardship of the community by abusing his position to pursue his sexual aspirations. Rhys Morgan is haunted by the death of his sister Moira who died when he was sixteen and because of his self reproach he refuses to discuss it. For the love of his wife Nerys he sets aside many of his idealistic principles, and tries to concentrate on doing the best for his family. Events set the Colliery Manager and Rhys Morgan on a collision course, and as World War Two draws to a close the feud has repercussions for the whole Morgan family.

Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook: A Compendium for Coastal and Offshore Sailors


Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071797351

Category: Transportation

Page: 608

View: 3985

The most comprehensive and helpful guide ever written for selecting and equipping a cruising sailboat Whether you’re a coastal or offshore cruiser, you’ll find your most pressing concerns treated with the know-how that makes for skillful, confident cruising in Nigel Calder’s Cruising Handbook. The author -- one of the most respected marine how-to authors on either side of the Atlantic, and author of the universally admired Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, -- walks you through all key technical and practical aspects of modern cruising systems and equipment, providing you with a summary of the skills necessary for safe, enjoyable sailing. The first half of the book includes an easy-to-use tabular method for evaluating a boat's suitability for cruising; ideas for workable deck and interior lay-outs and organization; how to choose and configure suitable boat systems for cruising; and how to install gear for trouble free operation. The book's second half teaches you boat handling skills; core navigational expertise; anchoring techniques; weather understanding; heavy weather expertise; and specific skills for long-term and long-distance cruising.

The Anatomy of Sail

The Yacht Dissected and Explained


Author: Nic Compton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472902750

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 8473

This beautifully illustrated reference work for all boat lovers is an encyclopedic treasure trove of fascinating detail about every element of a yacht, from keel to binnacle, wheel and mast.

A Gaffer's Perspective on Independent Filmmaking

Practices, Techniques and Tricks of Trade Revealed


Author: Rick M. Lord

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1612330592

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 2867

In today's digital age, thousands and thousands of independent filmmakers are challenging Hollywood's elite, best-of-the-best film producers. A Gaffer's Perspective on Independent Filmmaking examines why so many first-time independent film productions are doomed to failure before the first day of principal photography ever begins. Learning what dooms a production is only half of the process; teaching successful practices and techniques, while revealing many of the tricks of the trade used by the big productions, is the other half. With examples of actual productions gone awry, combined with "should haves," this book is a "must have" for a successful filmmaking experience.

An Old Gaffer's Tale


Author: Martin Eve

Publisher: Seafarer Books

ISBN: 9780850364248

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 196

View: 6198

This is the story of Privateer, a traditional "old gaffer" built in the 1940s as a fishing smack and converted in the boatyard in Boston.

A Week on the Broads

Four Victorian gents at sail on a Norfolk gaffer in 1889


Author: S. K. Baker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147294514X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 96

View: 7010

During their university holidays in the late 1880s, S.K. Baker and three of his University College friends clad in stripy blazers and boaters spent time sailing and camping on the Norfolk Broads. Baker, a keen artist and diarist, recorded their travels in watercolour in two small leather bound books. The result is an entirely charming, funny account along the lines of the legendary Three Men in a Boat with which the notebooks are entirely contemporaneous although the protagonists are younger and possibly naughtier. Baker records their evenings in the pub, their encounters with girls, (both ashore and afloat), nude swimming and culinary disasters, while recording lovingly the landscape and the boats on which they sailed. The notebook is published as a facsimile with an introduction by Michael Goffe, the son of one of Baker's fellow students, to whom it was gifted. This is suggested as two separate books although they could be bound up together with a combination title.

Hand, Reef and Steer


Author: Tom Cunliffe

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 9781574092035

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 178

View: 9872

A handbook on sailing classic boats by the 'guru of gaff-rig sailors', replete with illustrations and clear descriptions of techniques that are unique to the classic boat world.

The Incredibly Indispensable Web Directory


Author: Clive Zietman,Bettina Zietman

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749439439

Category: Internet

Page: 359

View: 3646

The fourth edition of this Web directory is updated and extended to include 10,000 entries. Incredibly Indispensible Web Directory is designed to save hours of searching on the Internet and help individuals to go straight to their desired site, without using search engines. It lists and categorises sites from art galleries to zoos.