The week­end of 1–2 Septem­ber 2018 saw the largest ever gath­er­ing afloat of yachts designed by Albert Strange; this took place in idyll­ic con­di­tions on the River Deben in Suf­folk, with seven boats tak­ing part. Wood­bridge pho­to­graph­er Gill Moon gave chase on behalf of Clas­sic Boat magazine, whose Janu­ary 2019 issue fea­tured the event. Lode­star Books was rep­res­en­ted by Emer­ald, recently migrated over­land from Scot­land, fit­ted out and floated in the nick of time, and crewed with me by Bob Com­lay. Gill’s photo shows six of the boats, with us third from left in mid-tack, which explains our untidy-look­ing fore­sails. You can find out more of what draws us to the designs, art and writ­ing of Albert Strange by vis­it­ing his ‘fan club’ the Albert Strange Asso­ci­ation, or by read­ing Lodestar’s revised edi­tion of the ASA book by John Leath­er, Albert Strange, Yacht Design­er and Artist, which has copi­ous quant­it­ies of his designs draw­ings, art and cruis­ing yarns in addi­tion to a bio­graphy and a com­pre­hens­ive design and boat list.