Curry, duff, cocoa & rum – ‘The video’

Our co-publisher on the Tilman series, Vertebrate Publishing, has recorded a fascinating interview with ex-Tilman hand Bob Comlay, who was instrumental in drawing together the many contributors to the new edition, and in advancing the cause via the sailing press and...

New Tilman brochure

We’ve produced a new 32-page brochure describing the Collected Edition of H W Tilman we have co-published with Vertebrate Publishing. It’s almost a book in itself, with articles by Bob Comlay and Tom Cunliffe as well as covers and brief notes for each of...

Stranger goings on in Woodbridge

Readers may recall a year or so ago this post on the comings and goings of some beautiful Albert Strange canoe yachts at Woodbridge in Suffolk. Well the Strange population on the East Coast has increased again, by one. I don’t wish to upstage Tally Ho‘s...

Nancy Blackett meets Arthur Beale on 16 November

For those in the London area with an interest in the world of Arthur Ransome, a date for your diary is 6.30pm on Thursday 16 November, when Peter Willis, author of our upcoming Good Little Ship, will be speaking on Ransome, his classic tale We Didn’t Mean to Go...

TALLY HO – A New Lease of Life

As many readers will know by now, the young English sailor and boatwright Leo Goolden has taken on Tally Ho, the Albert Strange 1937 Fastnet winner preserved for the past few years by the Albert Strange Association. She was trucked some hundreds of miles north from...

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...