Sara and Will Stirling have been nominated for the Classic Boat Awards 2020.
Are Will and Sara Stirling Britain’s busiest boatbuilding couple? They run two boatyards – No 1 Covered Slip in Plymouth and Treluggan Boatyard in Cornwall – and are looking at a third, but it’s nothing new to Sara, who set up and ran, for 12 years, the well-known Working Sail yard. Both are trained boatbuilders, both have MAs in maritime history, and, if that weren’t enough, Will just completed his seventh Arctic voyage on his own wooden gaff cutter Integrity (last month in Classic Boat).
I was lucky enough to sail with Will to Greenland this year and I can say the award couldn't be shared with a more deserving skipper. The picture shows Will climbing up the rigging trying to work out a route through the ice off the coast of East Greenland.
You can vote for Sara and Will at https://awards.classicboat.co.uk/vote-now/
The category is Classic Boater of the Year and is second last on the list.