Blackbird & Bona

There are still a few of these bawleys on the East Coast, mostly now used for charter. But they are at their most spectacular when racing, as here down the Orwell river. I had the pleasure of being in the crew of Good Intent when she won her class of the East Coast Gaffers Race, assisted by some huge sails borrowed from a smack!

Photo: Blackbird

Blackbird & Bona