Readers will know we have a soft spot for the designs of Albert Strange and those who work to preserve them. One such was Woodbridge-based boatbuilder John Krejsa, who in 2006 took on the virtual wreck of Mist (built 1907) and performed a magnificent rebuild. Mist was re-launched in late 2016 but had her first major outing only last September, with six other Strange boats in their annual Meet on the river Deben. John was not well enough to sail her himself but he was able to see her sailing in all her glory from the shore; sadly he died a few weeks later. You can read her story in more detail, and see ‘before and after’ photos, on the Albert Strange Association website here. And you can see her entry on the Classic Boat website (and vote for her from 1 January) here.