Nigel Sharp
MARINE WRITER
and photographer
Nigel Sharp

Classic Boat
Not Just The Js - the other Universal Rule classes (part two)
September 2017
Sailing Today
The River Fal
August 2017
Sailing Today
Keeping Watch - different systems of watch keeping at sea
August 2017
Classic Boat
Yard Visit - Metre Yacht Restorations
August 2017
Classic Boat
Timber Tales - timbers used in restorations
August 2017
Classic Boat
Not Just The Js - the other Universal Rule classes (part one)
2017
FutureYachts
Role Play - explorer yachts and support yachts
July 2017
Classic Boat
The British America's Cup survivors Sovereign and Sceptre
July 2017
Classic Boat
A History of British and Irish Challengers for the America's Cup
May/June 2017
Water Craft
Demelza - A Mayflower clinker dinghy
April 2017
Classic Boat
Lucy Lavers - review of a 1940 lifeboat which took part in the Dunkirk evacuation
April 2017
Classic Boat
Mermaid - review of an 1860 gaff cutter
March/April 2017
Water Craft
Three Cornish-built rowing boats
March/April 2017
Water Craft
Zoe - review of a one-off 19ft 6in gunter rigged boat
March 2017
Classic Boat
Varnish - a review of varnish products on the market today
February 2017
Classic Boat
Cambria - sailing on the Fife classic in Cannes
January 2017
Boat International
The World's Top 101 superyachts
January 2017
Classic Boat
Spirit of Falmouth - refit work on Turn to Starboard's schooner
Winter 2016
The Marine Quarterly
A Short History of Handicapping

Classic Boat
Life Aquatic - a restored 1952 Silver motor yacht
December 2016
Classic Boat
Adix - the 212ft three-masted schooner
December 2016
Classic Boat
Moosk - the 1906 yawl now used as a sail-training boat
November/December 2016
Water Craft
The Fowey River class
October 2016
Motor Boat and Yachting
Life Aquatic - a restored 1952 Silver motor yacht
October 2016
Classic Boat
Panerai British Classic Week report
September/October 2016
Water Craft
Waterfly - a restored 1920 International 12 dinghy
September 2016
Small Boats Monthly
Leaf - a Guillemot sailing dinghy
September 2016
Sailing Today
The Helford River
August 2016
Classic Boat
Barnabas - the story of a voyage round Britain in this 1881 St Ives lugger
July 2016
Classic Boat
Ropes for classic boats
June 2016
Classic Boat
Serenade - the 1938 N Class sloop
May/June 2016
WoodenBoat
Diamond - replica of an 1897 Linear Rater
Spring 2016
The Marine Quarterly
Two Races - Falmouth Working Boats and the America's Cup in 2017
April 2016
Sailing Today
Exploring by Dinghy
March 2016
Classic Boat
Cerinthe - the 1968 Holman sloop
February 2016
Classic Boat
Cambria - Restoration of the 1928 Fife classic
Sailing Today
Climbing the Mast
January/February 2016
Water Craft
Gannet III - a new Beer Lugger
January 2016
Classic Boat
Huff of Arklow - Uffa Fox's revolutionary Flying Thirty
Classic Boat
Tern - the story of the restored 1897 Belfast Lough One Design

Classic Boat
Custom Yacht Works - yard visit

Water Craft
Jessie - review of the Pasco's 23

The Marine Quarterly
Circumnavigating Mulitihulls

Classic Sailor
Florence - the 120 year old Falmouth Working Boat
Classic Boat
Sternpost - quoting to build a boat
Classic Boat
Daydream - review of the Golant ketch

Classic Sailor
Dynamo Devils Return - Dunkirk Little Ships
Sailing Today
Salcombe - a visitor's guide

Boat International
Report on the Westward Cup
Classic Boat
Boat review of the tender to Malahne

Classic Boat
Boat Building Academy - a report from Lyme Regis on the students' Launch Day

Water Craft
Boat review of the new Shrimper 21

Small Boats Monthly
Tucana - a Mallard sailing dinghy (also in the 2016 printed issue)
Classic Boat
Sternpost - Hacks at Dunkirk
Classic Boat
Birth of a Modern Classic - the Cornish Crabbers range

Motor Boat & Yachting
Our Finest Hour - the Dunkirk Little Ships
Small Boats Monthly
Rosina - a Thames rowing skiff (also in the 2016 printed issue)
Classic Boat
Sternpost - the cost of sailing
Boat International
The Jon Bannenberg 'family' tree
April 2015
Classic Boat
Sternpost - the use of the word 'yacht'
Spring 2015
The Marine Quarterly
Boatbuilding in the Second World War
March/April 2015
Water Craft
Alf Smythers - the Falmouth Working Boat
March 2015
Classic Boat
Matahari - the Falmouth quay punt
February 2015
Classic Boat
The gaff cutter Eda Frandsen - a charter vessel based in Falmouth and Mallaig
January 2015
Boat International Refit Book
The restoration of Kelpie of Falmouth
Boat International Refit Book
The story of a major refit of M5 (formerly Mirabella V)
Boat International Refit Book
Yard profile of Pendennis Shipyard
Small Boats
Boat review of the Deep V 16 sports boat Bunduki in WoodenBoat's annual supplement
Small Boats
Boat review of the Golant Ketch Daydream in WoodenBoat's annual supplement

Classic Boat
Six part series on the restoration of Kelpie of Falmouth
November/December 2014
Water Craft
Kensa - a boat built for fishing under sail

Classic Boat
Pilgrim - the Brixham Trawler which won Classic Boat's Best Restoration Over 40ft award

The Marine Quarterly
Two Refits - the contrasting refits of the world's biggest sloop and a Falmouth Working Boat

Classic Boat
White Rose of Mevagissey - winner of Classic Boat's Traditional New Build award

Classic Boat
Sternpost - sailing at the outbreak of the Second World War

Classic Boat
Kelpie of Falmouth - the 1928 gaff schooner at the Pendennis Cup

Classic Boat
Sternpost - sailing at the outbreak of the First World War

Water Craft
Barnabas - the 1881 St Ives fishing lugger

The Marine Quarterly
Falmouth Working Boats - Alf Smythers which dredges for oysters in the winter and races in the summer

boatinternational.com
Daily reports on the Pendennis Cup in Falmouth

Water Craft
The Spitfire: review of the 18 foot dayboat with an unusual rig

Classic Boat
Solitaire: the restoration of a Fowey Troy

Yachting World
120 years: 1894-2014. Celebrating Yachting World's 120th birthday

The Marine Quarterly
The 1945 Cowes-Dinard race

Water Craft
The three Number 8s: the story of three punts with strong Pilot Cutter connections

Classic Boat
Sternpost - Sailing press coverage

Classic Boat
Sea Sanctuary - sailing for people with mental health issues

Classic Boat
Sternpost - handicapping

Classic Boat
Classic Sailing - the charter company

Water Craft
Boat review of India - a Norfolk Broads cruiser

The Marine Quarterly
Yachting Magazines Go To War - the story of how four yachting magazines continued publishing throughout World War Two

Classic Boat
Boat review of Grayhound - the new replica of an 18th Century three-masted lugger

Boat International
High Latitudes - the company that prepares yachts, owners and crew to visit challenging destinations
January 2013
Small Boats
Boat review of the sailing canoe Ellajen in WoodenBoat's annual supplement
Small Boats
Boat review of the Gil Smith catboat Lucie in WoodenBoat's annual supplement

Boat International
Boat review of the Wally Cento Hamilton
October 2012
Yachting World
Report on the Superyacht Cup in Cowes
Motor Boat and Yachting
Caramba - The refit of a classic motor yacht as part of the Owner Upgrades series
September 2012
Classic Boat
Sternpost- A lighthearted look at the preventer and other ropes
Classic Boat
Firebrand - The 1965 Admiral's Cupper now owned by Ed Dubois, and her participation in the Pendennis Cup
Boat International
Pendennis Cup report

August 2012
Classic Boat
Sternpost- A look back at the different attitudes to the Olympic Games half a century ago
Classic Boat
The Helford River - part of a series on classic cruising grounds
Boat International
A preview of the Solent J Class regatta
Boat International
Js of Thunder - a historical piece on the origins of the J Class
boatinternational.com
J Class Spotter's Guide

Classic Boat
Sternpost- Scotland's Olympics in 1908
boatinternational.com
Daily reports on the Pendennis Cup in Falmouth
June 2012
Classic Boat
Profile of Cockwells Modern and Classic Boatbuilding
Boat International
Preview of the Falmouth J Class regatta
boatinternational.com
Daily reports on the Falmouth J Class regatta
March 2012
Classic Boat
The story of the Falmouth 18 Foot Restricted class.
February 2012
Classic Boat
A profile of the boatbuilder Marcus Lewis, for the Craftsmanship series.
January 2012
Boat International
Boat Review of Infinity, a new 46 metre luxury Turkish Gullet.
Classic Boat
Peter Martin - an obituary of this well-respected rigger.

Boat International
Boat Review of Sarissa, a new 42 metre sailing yacht, designed by Bill Tripp and built by Vitters Shipyard.
Boat International
Boat Review of Sarafin, the first Oyster 100, designed by Dubois Naval Architects and built by RMK Marine in Turkey.
Boat International
Boat Review of Firefly, the 35 metre prototype F Class, designed by Andre Hoek and built by Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw/Claasen Jachtbouw.
Boat International
Boat Review of the new Fairlie 55, designed by Paul Spooner and built by Fairlie Yachts.
Boat International
Report on Les Voiles de St Tropez.
Classic Boat
A piece about Lyme Regis Boatbuilding Academy Launch Day on which twelve boats, built by and for the students, were launched.
November 2011
Boat International
Boat Review of Hemisphere, the world's largest sailing catamaran, designed by VPLP and completed by Pendennis Shipyard.
Dockwalk
Boat Review of Hemisphere and profile of her captain, Gavin Bladen
Classic Boat
Sternpost: Too much power in inexperienced hands - a look at attitudes to motor boaters, 50 and 100 years ago.
September 2011
Boat International
Boat Review of Angel's Share, the Wally 130 recently refitted by Lurssens.
August 2011
Classic Boat
The story of Sceptre, the 12 Metre 1957 America's Cup Challenger now owned by a syndicate, and a spring-time voyage from Fleetwood to Oban.
May 2011
Classic Boat
Sternpost: A Royal Wedding? I'd Rather Be Sailing- a look at what was happening in the sailing world on the days of previous Royal Weddings.
March 2011
Classic Boat
Teenage Skipper - a look at the Sail Training organisation The Rona Sailing Project, and one particular voyage on their Ocean 75 Donald Searle.
February 2011
Boat International
Report on Pendennis Shipyard following the launch of the new Ron Holland designed 46 metre Christopher.
Boat International
Report on Fairlie Restorations as they began building the new Fairlie 55.
Classic Boat
Beer Luggers - a story about a traditional class which races each week in the village of Beer in East Devon.

December 2010
Boat International
Report on Theo Paphitis as he launched Sunseeker's new 40 Metre Yacht at the Southampton Boat Show, while awaiting delivery of his own 30 Metre Yacht.
July 2010
Classic Boat
The 7 stages of building a Pilot Cutter - part 7.
June 2010
Classic Boat
The 7 stages of building a Pilot Cutter - part 6.
May 2010
Classic Boat
The 7 stages of building a Pilot Cutter - part 5.
April 2010
Classic Boat
The 7 stages of building a Pilot Cutter - part 4.
March 2010
Classic Boat
The 7 stages of building a Pilot Cutter - part 3.
February 2010
Classic Boat
The 7 stages of building a Pilot Cutter - part 2.
January 2010
Classic Boat
The 7 stages of building a Pilot Cutter - part 1.

October 2009
Classic Boat
Evelyn, an 1898 Falmouth Working Boat which used to dredge for oysters and is now owned and raced by a syndicate.
August 2008
Classic Boat
A tale of two Sallys - a Lymington L Boat and a Vertue.
June 2004
Classic Boat
Ilona of Kylesku- the 98 foot 1907 gentleman's motor yacht.
August 2003
Classic Boat
Jinny the Queen, a Tumlare (part 2).
March 2000
Classic Boat
Dry chain.
December 1999
Classic Boat
The Herreshoff Islander.
February 1999
Yachting Monthly
The Elephant Boatyard.
August 1998
Classic Boat
Jinny the Queen, a Tumlare (part 1).
Yachts and Yachting
Handicap racing.
May 1998
Yachts and Yachting
Asymmetric vs symmetric spinnaker racing.

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