Meet Ronnie the Rigger.
From the series Portrait. 2019
“My specialism is yacht rigging. No one these days wants to know, none of the kids are interested in this. Which is a shame, it’s a real trade and has provided me with a good living.
I was born in Norfolk and lived on the edge of the Broads, raising my two children. I started rigging in the 70’s, up until then I was painting and building the boats.
I guess you could say that I moved to rigging out of necessity. I’ve been all around the Broads, working for many different builders and cruising companies, as well as all over Europe working on yacht rigging.
I’m now officially retired, only doing this as a hobby. Not many people have my knowledge or expertise around here”