On Saturday the St Denys Sailing and Rowing Club in Southampton had an open day in their lovely boathouse on the River Itchen. They have a great collection of antique rowing boats, so Langstone Cutters took the antique Solent galley Bembridge along to meet up.
The most attractive boat was a tiny clinker-built single skiff, Merlin, which probably dates back to Victorian times. The slender hull and wineglass transom is a work of art, but the outriggers are a bit of a klutz. Could they have been added later?
Here is Merlin being pushed along by slimline Damian Grounds: