To get the right look and feel with the atmosphere of yachting in the thirties, the details and panneling of the sailcloth should be as close as possible as it was in time of Carrina’s launch. That’s why the sailmakers are strickly briefed as follows with detailed specifications for classic sailcloth: Narrow panels, traditional corners, […]
Over Willem van der Velde
Hello, I'm Willem van der Velde, from the Netherlands. Owner of the Carrina, 54 ft. staysail schooner.
Artikelen door Willem van der Velde
A quote from the daughter of the second owner, Mr. H.F. Blackborow (10/08/1895 – 24/09/1966): For the moment, as H.F. Blackborow’s only surviving daughter – living in Italy – who as a little girl spent two entire summers (I think) on Carrina, I can say that my father did not race with Carrina. He almost […]
London, the city and its life in which Fred. Shepherd designed and originated Carrina. Filmed in color in 1927. With a very well done comparison with London’s life in 2013. Frederick Shepherd (1869 – 1969) had set up his 1899 own design practice in Norfolk Street, just off the Strand in central London. His business […]
Sail charters in the Carib, the history Yachting in the English-speaking West Indies did not accelerate into modernity until 1947, just after World War II, when an unknown photographer and journalist named Carleton Mitchell sailed up the Lesser Antilles in a 46-foot ketch** and wrote an amazing chronicle of his trip, Islands to Windward (1947). […]
Het is gelukt. Tenminste op mijn test browser verschijnt ook de site onder de simpele url: carrina.nl. Dit is een belangrijke fase en maakt het updaten van de site een heel stuk eenvoudiger. Ik zal nu er naar streven om de site ook actueel te houden en er kan zelfs geblogd worden. Ondertussen is er […]
Fred. Shepherd is an underrated designer. Amoung college’s like Uffa Fox and Ian Nicholson he was appreciated. There’s an interesting article in the Boatman.
Almost a week I’ve worked very hard to get the new website for the staysail schooner Carrina ready. I’ve made it in WordPress with the theme Enfold. With these tools it was a joy to build it. I hope everyone will enjoy it. And feel free to respond and make your contribution. Regards, Willem van […]