The Isle of Wight Boat Museum welcomed David Henshall in February who came to talk to guests about the role of the Solent in the Evolution of the Performance Dinghy. It was the first time we had welcomed visitors this year and was great to see the museum gallery bustling.
We were privileged to welcome David. He has been a Solent-based dinghy sailor, enjoying a lifelong partnership with the top dinghy and catamaran classes. Today he is better known as a writer and commentator on the history of racing dinghy development in the UK. He has written books on the International Contender, the Merlin Rocket and the 5O5, and is a regular contributor to Yachts and Yachting and other sailing publications.