‘Thekla’ – a 1958 built cargo ship who’s legacy has lent itself to Bristol’s world-famous underground music.
Quite possibly a tedious link, between a German ship and the city of Bristol who’s people and music has greatly influenced Britain’s culture. This is probably not going to interest you unless you knew the cargo ship the ‘Thekla’ or if you despise electronic music; post-punk, dub, grime, or trip-hop. But, this is a great story that celebrates ships being reincarnated into cultural hubs. Classic Yacht TV recommends that while you read this article, listen to the catalyst for this article - a BBC 6 Music Gilles Peterson programme on 'The History of Bristol's Musical Underground' that mentions this ship's story!
Cowes boatyard fire causes classics to be lost.
The first in a series of features showcasing emerging figures in the classic boat world, people who share a passion for classics and lend their professional skills to our community. Watch this film 'Timber to Tide' on Ben Harris, a boat builder based in Gweek, Cornwall.
Watch artist James Dodds working on a 20ft painting of a fishing Smack in this film. The artist has been making head-way in producing a vast new collection of paintings in light of his latest solo exhibition at First Site Gallery, UK.
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Watch this really awesome look at NY40 - Marilee's summer racing the New England vintage race circuit. This excites us as next year we hope that RUGOSA, ROWDY, CHINOOK, and MARILEE race together as one class to celebrate their centenaries.
On the 5th February 2016, Artcurial will present for sale « the Rolls-Royce of the sea », the iconic classic yacht, Moonbeam of Fife III. She is to be auctioned, find the details and read all about it here...
Imagine a very cold and extrememly dark environment, underwater and deep below the favourable heights of our atmosphere and then imagine having a camera to capture that unfamiliar world. That's Alexander Semenov's life as head of the....
The story of ‘Mirelle’s designer, her builder - Whisttock's Boatyard, the apprentice who built this beautiful yacht and her life on the River Deben since 1937. She has had three owners from her launch until 2014. Mirelle has been cherrished throughout her life by everyone on the river and her loving owners. One particular interview illustrates a very emotional recent parting of ownership. Luckily her new owner is very deserving and footage shows a last sail on the Deben – a hand over sail – before her new owner James, takes her South.
Suffolk Yacht Harbour held their 14th Classic Regatta this year in June. Impressed by its growing popularity, we filmed the event – a fantastic two-day regatta, yet to be discovered by other classic yachtsmen who seek well-run, UK regattas with tranquil atmospheres...
Let's cut to the chase here. Falmouth saw their second J class regatta recently. The 2012 regatta was spectacular and this one proved just as exciting... Watch the videos here –
Watch the start of the New York Yacht Club Transatlantic Race which left Newport, Rhode Island on Sunday 28th June here... See Mariette and Dorade among others at the beginning of their adventure, crossing the Atlantic Ocean.