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Club Racing the Goat Island Skiff – yardstick handicap racing

A quick jump to the end for those wanting to know the outcome.  George’s club yardstick is 1117.  That’s the same as an Enterprise or slightly slower than an OK.  George is an experienced larger yacht racer and you can see his learning curve in this article.  I’m sure there is more to come from […]
June 25, 2013 0

Goat Island Skiff Calendar 2012 – sunsets, UK, USA, Australia

We have a Calendar for the Goat Island Skiff! It was created in the last month from photos provided by owners and builders and friends of the Goat Island Skiff. Out of 60 images we voted for the best ones using facebook. And now we have a really nice Calendar!
March 5, 2012 2

A review of the Goat Island Skiff from Mike McNamara of McNamara Sails UK

Ralph Gersson in Holland got a very nice mail from Michael McNamara from mcNamara sails UK. He made a nice sail for Richard Harvey’s GIS “Blanche” and Ralph has decided to order. Michael, a racing sailor with a lot of background talks about the experience of sailing the Goat Island Skiff.
October 14, 2009 2

Second prototype RAID41 joins Texas 200 mile race.

NOTE – there were significant problems with this design – please read here. From Brian Pearson who is finishing his RAID41 in the UK, he has a rival in the USA!!! Very exciting news!!  Right is the second prototype RAID41 “Platypus” which has just joined the Texas200 fleet. and what a story. Receiving the plans […]
June 10, 2009 0

New RAID41 design on display at Beale Park Watercraft event

The first RAID 41 has been on display at the BEALE PARK boating event in the UK. That is the one built beautifully by inspired amateur builder Chris Perkins and is being finished off by the owner Brian Pearson. I am not sure how it works but I believe the show is run by Watercraft […]
June 9, 2009 0

Goat Island Skiff 3rd in the famous Caledonia Raid

From Joost who just sailed his GIS in Scotland… …Raid Caledonia is a “race” from the salt water in the West to the salt water in the East across Scotland on the Great Glen waterway which consists of 3 lakes (called lochs in Scotland) and some canal stretches between the lochs adding up to a […]
June 8, 2009 0

Goat Island Skiff slideshow – building in Norfolk UK

Richard Harvey’s (the owner of the Norfolk Goat) son Mark has put a slide show up of the GIS being put together. A nice compressed view of the project! Slideshow of the Norfolk GIS being put together on the Yare Valley Sailing Club website. Looks like a nice little club for wooden and historic boats. […]
December 7, 2008 1
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Chad Launches Goat Island Skiff – Essex, UK

From Chad, Launched my GIS, Sailormade, tonight after work. Just had enough daylight left as you can see! Boat was very light and responsive. I rowed out away from the jetty but drifted back towards it as I set the sail due to the current. I had not lowered the rudder and by the time […]
September 10, 2008 0

OzRacers and PD Racers Marching Around the World

PDRacers abuilding. Well – winter is coming to an end and also it is some time since the Mk2 OZ PDR plan was launched. So quite a few OZ PDRs are appearing around the world. At least as far as registered boats. The fleet in Australia is now a dozen. Not all OZ PDRs but […]
September 19, 2007 0

WATERCRAFT UK Magazine Article on Goat Island Skiff

Some months ago I was contacted by Pete Greenfield who is editor for Watercraft magazine in the UK. He wanted an article from me about my favourite boat. At the time I had just returned from a stay at Mooloolaba with my friends Peter and Jo Hyndman who have the Goat Island Skiff that was […]
July 3, 2007 0