From the Archives. Traditional Boats

This country used to have a Traditional Boat Association which, as I have not heard much about it for some years, must now assume it is defunct. Sad, but probably due to many of the old codgers who established and nurtured it no longer being with us.

This pic, from the Cape Argus of 14 March 1992 shows a very youthful Rafe Axelson with George Askew preparing boats for a weekend rally.

It seems though that the powerhouse of traditional boats may have shifted from Cape Town to Knysna where many traditional boat restorations take place now. Knysna also has a traditional boat show annually in about September.