Can you help rescue Albert Strange’s TALLY HO?

Tally Ho and La Goleta approaching the Fastnet Rock, by David Cobb RSMA Readers may know that I am implicated in The Albert Strange Association, the fan club for the Victorian & Edwardian artist, yacht designer, sailor and writer. Over the years the ASA has...

VIOLA appeal launched

VIOLA, the last surviving pre-World War I Hull steam trawler, has edged a bit closer to home this week, with the launch of her official charity appeal and website. With local Hull West MP Alan Johnson as patron, the campaign seeks to raise the estimated £3 million...

Run up your colours with our new T-Shirt!

We haven’t burdened it with our name—we figured that those who recognise the design won’t need it, and others may be sufficiently curious to engage you in conversation. It’s well-made in high-quality dark blue heavyweight cotton, and sizes are generous in girth and...

Sauntress in Yachting World

When we published For the Love of Sauntress in 2014, Tom Cunliffe was moved to email: “Dick, how do you keep finding these great writers?” Martin O’Scannall’s beautifully written account of his restoration of, and forty-year love affair with, a...

Holmes of the Humber is back!

Yes, the book which launched Lodestar Books in 2009 is back in print in a high-quality softcover edition. Described as ‘A wonderful volume’ by Jenny Bennett at WoodenBoat magazine in her three-page review of the first edition, the beautifully...

34 years on, Yachting Monthly sets the record straight on Tilman

Veteran Tilman hand (of two Greenland voyages) Bob Comlay is our editorial researcher on the HWT Collected Edition project by Lodestar and Vertebrate Publishing, and he has a new blog of his own we can heartily recommend. His latest post there relates to the December...