Historic Sail: Britain's Surviving Working Craft (Paperback)
Historic Sail documents the former sailing working boats that survive around the British Isles, concentrating on craft of 40ft and over. Each type is introduced and its evolution tracked along with the main characteristics of the traditional design, before every surviving craft is described in turn, revealing history, details of restoration or preservation, the current location and use of the craft, and basic particulars such as dimensions and tonnage. This vivid book is profusely illustrated with color photographs, including many taken by the author, and others sourced through National Historic Ships and the vessel owners, as well as archive images. Historic Sail is being produced in partnership with National Historic Ships, the leading UK body dedicated to supporting the heritage of historic craft.
Paul Brown is a retired academic with a lifelong interest in ships and the sea. He is now a writer and photographer on maritime subjects, and a consultant to National Historic Ships. His previous books include Maritime Portsmouth: A History and Guide, Britain’s Historic Ships, and Historic Ships: The Survivors.