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Club Racing the Goat Island Skiff – yardstick handicap racing

[Translate] 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 […]
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Second prototype RAID41 joins Texas 200 mile race.

[Translate] 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!! (you can see I was excited at the time) Right is the second prototype RAID41 “Platypus” which has just joined […]
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New RAID41 design on display at Beale Park Watercraft event

[Translate] 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 […]
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Goat Island Skiff slideshow – building in Norfolk UK

[Translate] 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 […]
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Chad Launches Goat Island Skiff – Essex, UK

[Translate] 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 […]
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OzRacers and PD Racers Marching Around the World

[Translate] 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 […]
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WATERCRAFT UK Magazine Article on Goat Island Skiff

[Translate] 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 […]
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