Three steel hulls were constructed to the Shipwright 70 class design: the first two for The Ocean Youth Club as was, and the third was completed by a private owner. The second yacht John Laing (pictured) was launched thirty years ago and in that time has shipped many hundreds of young and not so young […]

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While indexing our extensive archive of towing tank and wind tunnel tests we have uncovered a gem from November 1962; As part of the research and development of our SARO Scimitar day boat (design number 0455) the firm under took comparative upright resistance and side-force tests, and analysis of close hauled and down wind performance […]

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Built for Roger Pinkney in 1938 her maiden voyage was delayed by six years of worldwide turmoil, the next thirty Dyarchy spent cruising from Lymington or ashore in Roger’s garden at Kings Salterns Lane. In 1919 Roger entered the office of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott working on several of Scott’s major buildings, including Ampleforth Abbey, […]

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