Monday, 12 May 2008

On the Standing and Setting of Sails

I’ve been trying to work out some funny entries to the log of the Rolla on Her journey from Sydney to Canton, then to England in 1803-1804. It doesn’t make sense. Anyway, more on that later. It’s getting me behind so here is a very interesting article on the management of ships (and a few interesting remarks on private racing yachts as well – see page 412
. This is from the United Service Journal and Naval and Military Magazine of 1829. I'll post up a little bio of Commander John Pearse tomorrow. An interesting chap

...and of course the later letter to the editor:

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