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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more