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 lovely 1913-vin­tage gaff cut­ter has now been high­lighted by Tom in his ‘Great Seaman­ship’ series in Yacht­ing World for Decem­ber, with an extract and pho­tos run­ning over three pages. As Tom writes: ‘O’Scannall shows us how a man ready to listen to les­sons taught in the classroom of the creeks and the open sea can learn as much about him­self as he can the way of a sail­ing boat on salt water.’