The designer Albert Strange (1855-1917) was a seminal figure in the development of the small cruising yacht, in addition to being an accomplished sailor, marine artist, and writer. He is best known for his refinement, along with his friend George Holmes, of the Canoe Yawl type — arguably the most suitable for single- or short-handed cruising under sail. His designs have enjoyed a resurgence of interest in recent years; Dick Wynne, a former Chairman of the Albert Strange Association, is on his third (and possibly final) Strange yacht. In this talk he describes the nautical life and works of this ‘Renaissance Man’, and the activity today which is keeping the name of Albert Strange in the public eye.
Date: Wednesday 6 March. Lectures and talks start promptly at 1900 hrs.
Place: CA House
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