Winkle Brig Resources

Items for sale

The Winkle Brig Book by Martin Cartwright is now available from Lulu, click here

Bespoke cockpit cushions waterproof, smart navy/white piping. Originally made for Victor's much loved Tarkie of Rye, still available to a Winkle Brig owner. Contact

Items Wanted

None at present!

Other Boat Sites


Old Gaffers Association There are several WB owners here. Also see the Trailer Section (in “Areas”)

Dinghy Cruising Association Some owners are members, but it stretches the definition of a dinghy…

Dutch Cornish Crabbers Association has Winkle Brig membership

Sailing Areas

Norfolk Broads

Shorebase Norfolk Broads page (suggested by Roger Parish)

East Coast

Suffolk yacht harbour for sailing in the Rivers Orwell, Stour and Deben and the Walton backwaters. You can leave your car and trailer here (suggested by Martin Cartwright)

Poole Harbour

Poole Harbour weather station and webcam (suggested by Julian Swindell)

Poole Harbour Commissioners ( a fund of information, but the web site design is not to my liking)

Chichester Harbour

Chichester Harbour Conservancy (suggested by Andy Dalby)


Yachting and Boating Worlds reviews of the Winkle Brig (buy on line).

Classic Boat Magazine March/April issue of 1989 has a full review of the Winkle Brig called "Brig over troubled waters".

Watercraft Magazine Don't be fooled by the Winkle Brig article in back issue W12. It's a clinker built open boat from Essex.

Stichting Stamboek Ronde en Platbodemjachten (Dutch Traditional Boats. OK they aren't Winkle Brigs but Dutch boats are gorgeous.)

Chasse Maree (French boats are equally gorgeous.)


Classic Marine for all those bits and pieces you can't get at a normal chandlers

TopLicht Recommended by Gerold Bueschen

Cruise Planning

Boatlaunch UK Interactive map of where to launch.

EasyTide tidal information for the whole world from the Hydrographic office

Passage planning check list from the Drascombe Association (PDF) very useful resource!