Charles Stock & Shoal Waters

Books Videos & Links

‘Sailing Just for Fun. High Adventures on a small budget’ has sold well over 4000 copies.
“Surprisingly, although he has written many an article for many magazines (including this one) Charles Stock has until now produced no book. Too busy sailing, one supposes. The omission is remedied with Sailing Just For Fun, a compendium of sound – if sometimes unconventional – common-sense advice, penetrating insights and travelogues of small boat cruising at its most intimate”
RYA magazine summer 99.
UK ISBN 0 9538180 6 3
Available from Amazon

I contributed one of the nine chapters in the American book Sailing Small,
“40 years and 70,000 miles Aboard a Small Sailboat”.
ISBN: 1-928862-08-X

Videos of Charles Stock and Shoal Waters made by Creeksailor

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Charles Stock varnishing Shoal Waters cockpit

Charles Stock painting Shoal Waters top side.

Chas talks about the purchase of the hull for Shoal Waters.

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Here are some web sites which have been kind enough to mention Shoal Waters.

Sea in Solitude (defunct)

Microcruising in the Bahamas
Matt Layden is a gifted marine draftsman who designed, built and sailed full-time for about 10 years aboard his five shoal draft micro-cruisers.

The site links to this index of many famous small boats. (Including Shoal Waters) (now a gambling blog)

Book review of ‘Sailing just for fun’ by Dave (defunct)

Micro-sailboat (defunct)
William Serjeant has created a superb site about his and other peoples small boats. (Link)

Memory 19 gaff rigged sloop Owners Association.

(Book reviewed in Feb 2005 Newsletter) (defunct)

Hostellers sailing club
YHA sailing club at Paglesham on the Roach estuary in Essex

Micro cruisers sublink (defunct)
Canadian site (Link)

Broads Society
Society for the Norfolk Broads (Link)