Messing About in Boats by Jamie Kirkpatrick

Downrigging Weekend is almost here, Chestertown’s annual celebration of tall ships and all things nautical. Absent a polar vortex, hurricane, or squall, Downrigging is a nostalgic voyage into the days when canvas ruled the world, the days of topsails and jibs; moonrakers and spankers; ratlines and vangs.

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