Sunday, December 7, 2008

Holdfast Trainers

This afternoon on my way home after an enjoyable few hours sailing my yacht, I noticed these small boats sailing on the Patawalonga.

They are Holdfast Trainers, designed in South Australia in 1948 as a small boat in which children can learn to sail. The boat is 2.42m in length and has a crew of two.

Although I did not own one as a child, I spent many hours learning to sail as a crew member on a friend's boat.

1 comment:

babooshka said...

Lovely scene. Makes be long for spring again here and to be messing about on the water.