Humber Sloop – Origins

Developed with most probably influence from the Dutch trading vessels which had been prolific in the port of Hull, the Humber sloop as a type of vessel dates from the early eighteenth century c1725. The Humber sloop was designed to sail efficiently with their fore and aft sailing rig known as being sloop rigged.   These […]

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Viking Longship
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Humber Keel – Origins

  As a sailing craft, the Humber keel is probably descended from the Saxon long ship of the 5th or 6th century despite the more publicized notion that they are descendants of the much later Viking ships: the word keel is derived from the Anglo-Saxon kiol, and in Old English ceol, which directly translates to keel; Relating to […]

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40th Anniversary Event

After all the preparation by a few dedicated members the event was suddenly upon us. COMRADE and AMY HOWSON were already moored at Ferriby Sluice, Alan Gardiner brought PHYLLIS over from Barrow Haven on Wednesday 20 July and that evening we held our final meeting to make sure everything was in hand for the weekend. […]

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