This
book is all about the Winkle Brig. The Winkle Brig or Bumkin
is an open clinker boat with a centreboard, 15ft to 18ft long,
rigged with a gaff on the mainsail and one headsail called
the Jib. This rig is called a Gaff Sloop. There are several
variations on this rig. One is with no bowsprit and the jib
is attached to the stemhead. Another, the simplest of all
is with a standing lugsail with or without a jib. The Winkle
Brig is a strong forgiving work boat with a simple rig: a
great boat in which to learn the rudiments of sailing.

With
children of my own, I wish to teach them to sail and to share
with them the many secret places of my youth. The Alphabet
of Boats and this book where firstly conceived as an introduction
for my children to sailing and the sea.

–
*James Dodds (Afterword)*

"Wonderfully illustrated with linocuts, this book will bring back the great joys of learning to sail. An excellent primer for novice and expert alike." *Goodreads*

3rd ed: Jardine Press 2016

120 x 120mm, 36pp

Hardback: £9.50

ISBN 978-0-9934779-1-1

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