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Re: Mrs. Walker in Australia


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Posted by Robin Selby on December 23, 2018 at 05:06:10 user RobinSelby.

In Reply to: Re: Mrs. Walker in Australia posted by Peter Hyland on December 21, 2018 at 05:57:09:

It never occurred to me that people might think you needed to be rich to sail dinghies. ‘Ordinary Families’ by E Arnot Robertson is set in Pin Mill before the war. The narrator’s family sails dinghies and yachts, but have very little money.

Maurice Griffith’s ‘The Magic of the Swatchways’ is a pre-war book about sailing on the East Coast. Husband and wife both sail yachts, but the interesting thing is that they both sail their own yachts, and rarely sail together. Griffiths was a journalist, so cannot have earned much. The books give the clear impression that you could keep a yacht at very reasonable cost, and a fortiori if you could keep a yacht you could keep a dinghy.


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