Classic Sail 2023 Wall Calendar

Classic Sail features sailing craft ranging from traditional working vessels and cruising sailboats, to exciting America’s Cup contenders of the past. Kathy Mansfield, whose work is found in nautical magazines, including WoodenBoat,
Classic Boat, and Water Craft, brings together American and European boats in this very enjoyable pan-Atlantic collection of classic sail.

This 2023 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Sailboats featured in this edition include:
~ Sailing majestically down the Caledonian Canal in Scotland, Mascotte is one of only 18 remaining Bristol Channel pilot cutters that sailed into the Atlantic to deliver pilots to commercial vessels bound for Bristol.
~ The beautifully restored Chips is a 50 ft. LOA (15.24m) Starling Burgess-designed P Class yacht built in 1913 in Marblehead, Mass.
~ Bonita, a gaff yawl with a clipper bow, was built in 1888 along the lines of a Morecombe Bay Prawner
in northwest England.
~ Susan J was built in 1991, a modern version of the famous Falmouth Working Boats of Falmouth, Cornwall in England.
~ Victory was built in 1882, one of the oldest of the Falmouth Working Boats that are used for fishing, but also to dredge for oysters only under sail, which helps to conserve the oyster beds.
~ Puritan is the most famous of John Alden’s centerboard schooner designs, now racing and chartering in the Mediterranean from near Rome in Italy.
~ This lovely Ness Yawl design of Iain Oughtred is built of marine plywood with a length of 19 ft. 2 in. (5.8m), a beam of 5 ft. 3 in. (1.5m), and a sail area of 133 sq. ft.
~ Tuiga, a 59 ft. 6 in. (18m) gaff rigged cutter, designed and built by William Fife in 1909, races in the 2021 Voiles de St Tropez.
~ The Lady Anne is also a 15 Metre Class, a 63 ft. (19.2m) gaff rigged cutter built in 1912.
~ Ayesha is also gaff rigged, 45 ft. 6 in. (13.9m) LOA, built of larch on oak at the Aldous boatyard in Essex, England and recently restored by Peter Williams in Cornwall.
~ Chinook is a Herreshoff New York 40 built in 1916 for a member of the New York Yacht Club, recently restored with a gaff rig.
~ Spartan is the last of the New York 50 Class, built in 1913 with an LOA of 72 ft. (22m).
~ Marga is a 10 Metre Class yacht by the Swedish designer Carl Oscar Liljgren, launched in 1910 from the Hastholm boatyard near Stockholm.

Published by Tide-mark Press © 2022

9781631144394 TMP-4394

About These Classic Boats
Few boats can stir the imagination as completely as the classics from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The racing yachts of this formative period have not only great power in their enormous sail area, but a grace and style of hull that has never been equalled. The finest yacht designers in the world strove to win the America’s Cup, and their names have become legendary: Nathanael Herreshoff, Starling Burgess, Olin Stephens, William Fife, Charles Nicholson and others. These supremely functional boats were also works of art, a creative marriage of form and line, of wood and cloth and metal, of great craftsmanship. If we widen the word “classic” to encompass other boats of enduring value, we find elegant cruising boats, some many decades old and some modern; magnificent traditional boats like the schooners and pilot cutters; and even humble workboats that were designed to face the harsh rigors of the sea and coastline, and yet were imbued with a timeless beauty. They inspire and appeal on many levels: the light on the wood and water; the skills of their boatbuilders, riggers, sailmakers, and sailors; their histories and stories. Yet many were abandoned when fiberglass and plastics revolutionized boat construction in the 1970s. Since those days, a new appreciation of these boats, their history, and craftsmanship has attracted enough interest that each year there are a few new painstaking restorations, each summer a few new launchings, a few more opportunities to enjoy the sight of these classically beautiful crafts. Let them stir your imagination.

About the Photographer
Kathy Mansfield comes from Massachusetts and lives with her husband in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, near the River Thames. After a career on the sales and marketing side of academic publishing, she returned to her interest in traditional and classic boats, writing and photographing for magazines such as WoodenBoat and Cruising World in the United States, Water Craft magazine, and numerous others in the U.K. and France. Her photography has also been used as book and magazine covers, in exhibitions, and on posters.

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 11 × 14 × .25 in