Cruising through life from BC (before children) to the Hanson Cup, James Littlewood

James Littlewood won the prestigious Hanson Trophy in the CA’s log competition. In this talk he reflects on his sailing career from racing his Achilles 24 Bluefinn from Harwich to Ostend in July 1980, with just an outboard engine and no GPS, to his 2020 winning entry, which introduces us to Henry Montagu Doughty.

In 1887, Doughty took his 53 ft Norfolk Wherry to the Netherlands and then on to Germany. He set standards that James expects all CA members set out to emulate. He had on board a full-size bath for his four daughters, and he took his butler from his home at Theberton Hall.


Date: Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Time: 19:00

Place: CA House or, for the webinar broadcast via Zoom, your own home or boat

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The Gipsy at Haarlem 1887


Paddington V at Haarlem 2020