Its 40 years since 1982 that the Golden Hinde was built Mr Hink’s boatbuilders in Appledore North Devon. Shortly after I joined the professional crew of 18 sailors to sail her. We sailed the replica of Sir Francis Drake’s ship 13,000 miles from London to San Francisco over six months between September 1974 and March 1975.
While crewing I made the TV documentary of the voyage “The Voyage of the Golden Hinde”. Click here to see the abridged version of my 30 minute film which was shown by the BBC and on TV from Finland to Australia. The new DVD is available here. This photograph shows the Golden Hinde departing Acapulco in January 1975.
The rest of “tall ships and small ships . com” site shows my more recent photographs of the most beautiful sailing boats that I can find in the world. Among the classics is a picture of the oldest purpose built yacht in the world “Vanadis”. 2012 is a big year for J Class yachts off Falmouth and off Cowes in the Solent and you can see my picture of the three existing originals “ Shamrock, Endeavour and Velsheda” racing in the Solent, all in one picture.
Hope you enjoy my photographs.