Monday 31 July 2023


We are still in Lowestoft. We have had a few days of strong winds but are hoping for some reasonable weather to let us get to Ipswich in time for the Gaffers big gathering. In the meantime we have been enjoying the hospitality of the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club. They have a marvellous clubhouse purpose built in 1903. 
There are quite a few Gaffers here on the marina berths waiting for fairer winds. There are a few interesting resident boats here too. The Omega is a Harrison Butler design, built in 1939. Harrison Butler was another talented amateur yacht designer, in his case the day job was as an ophthalmic surgeon. A number of his boats survive, and there is an active owners association.

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