One of the reasons these blog posts are so infrequent is I have a few distractions, two of which are Albert Strange yachts. One, Leona (1906) awaits attention when I finally retire from the day-job (or make me an offer). The other, Emerald (built 1937 to a design of 1910), has been in commission and sails beautifully but is currently ashore while I carry out a few jobs — in fact I am back to her tomorrow for a week with the aim of getting her ready to launch again this month, or at least in time for the annual Albert Strange Meet, this year in late August. Emerald is pictured inside, and on the back cover of, our book on Albert Strange, and makes a brief appearance on screen in Leo Goolden’s recently video’d talk at the Royal Ocean Racing Club in London, on his Tally Ho project, where I piped up ‘That’s my boat!’. You can watch the talk, and see the entire Tally Ho project on video, here.