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Brown sail navy on the Waveney


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The brown sail navy, in this case a flotilla of Drascombes, will be descending on James at the Waveney River Centre this weekend for a rally. We hope to visit Beccles on Saturday & Oulton Broad on Sunday. Keep your eyes open for us and your waving arms at the ready.

The brown sail navy term originates from Holland and refers to the masses of traditional and traditional style boats they have over there.

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We went up to Beccles on Saturday, left my camera at home, but it was a grey day and the wind was light to nonexistent. Today we went from the WRC to Oulton Broad, the winds were very fickle, from near nothing to gale force, hence these two well reefed Drascombes.


Good weekend, the WRC proved to be an excellent and popular venue.

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They were a fine sight last year as well, at Hickling.


Yes Peter, as you say, a truly versatile boat, sail, power, shallow inland waterways and also fully seaworthy.


I came close to buying a Coaster myself about ten years ago, but unfortunately the first mate (SWMBO), has an aversion to even the slightest amount of heeling, so my cabin craft can't have any nasty sails....  :cry:


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