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Thread: Plenty different designs in Semaine du Golfe Morbihan 2017

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    Default Plenty different designs in Semaine du Golfe Morbihan 2017

    The bi-annual Semaine du Golfe Morbihan is a great event to see very many different wooden boat designs. If you browse through the catalogue of participating boats -presently over 1,200 boats- , especially the flotillas 2, 3 and 3bis, you can find photos and short descriptions of some more unusual boats. For instance, in flotilla 3bis is "Time and Tide", a spectacular boat with twin birdwing masts. If you look closely at the photo, you can see the one downside to this otherwise very practical mast design, the mainsail leech gets flappy in higher winds. http://www.semainedugolfe.com/Regist...se_bateau_25=& .

    If you have a moment, do look through the catalogue at http://www.semainedugolfe.com/Regist...092-0-0-0.html .
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    Default Re: Plenty different designs in Semaine du Golfe Morbihan 2017

    thanks for the links. wonderful boats. Angus Adventures cruising rowboat looking very nice.



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    Default Re: Plenty different designs in Semaine du Golfe Morbihan 2017

    Time and Tide! That's the Wybengas' boat! They are fantastic sailers. The whole Wybenga family came to the Small Reach Regatta a few years ago and borrowed the Apprentishop's Crotch Island Pinky for the event. They could really handle that not so easy to sail boat. They bring Time and Tide to lots of the European events, Scotland, Venice, France as well as the their home waters in the Netherlands.

    We we were in Brittany two years ago and missed Semaine Du Golfe by one week. What a fantastic event.

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    Default Re: Plenty different designs in Semaine du Golfe Morbihan 2017

    Or, another very sophisticated dutch boat to watch is "Wuptem!" in flotilla 3bis. Tacks up like a witch with twin unstayed rotating Finn Dinghy wing masts, and somewhat mysteriously like by magic moves into lock chambers using its in-built pedal drive.

    For me, the little Vivier "Ebihen" from Switzerland looks very attractive:

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