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Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 12 – October-November 2016

October 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Our October November issue – Man on a Mission. Dave Selby is a man after our own heart. His mission is to get more people sailing by showing them boats and sailing need not cost [...]

Oysters Ahoy!

October 24th, 2016|0 Comments

In the October-November issue of Classic Sailor, John Worrall tells of the revival of Oyster dredging by sail. Which culminates with the annual Oyster dredging match off Packing Shed Island.

Launching the Lifeboat.

October 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Dramatic footage of RNLI teams has been making quite a stir on Facebook recently. In our October-November issue, Richard Johnstone-Bryden visits Happisburgh Lifeboat Station to learn the remarkable techniques used by the [...]

Dave Selby for Yachtsman of the Year!

October 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Dave Selby - who is on the cover of the October-November issue of Classic Sailor (Out Oct 20), wants us to vote for him as the Yachtsman of the Year. NOMINATE SAILING-FOR-ALL CAMPAIGNER.  (From a [...]

News from Classic Sailor

Chainlocker closes for five month refit

November 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Falmouth's famous Chain Locker pub closes today for a five month refit. The St Austell Brewery-owned establishment needs major renovation and redevelopment and will not re-open until Easter 2017.  Locals, many of them  sailors, are [...]

Yacht is dismasted in collision with container ship

November 15th, 2016|0 Comments

From a release by the Maritime Executive The UK’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) reported Sunday that a yacht was dismasted in a collision with a container ship off Ramsgate. The Ramsgate Lifeboat center launched [...]

Lucy L Ford and her “dinghy experience”

November 11th, 2016|0 Comments

We have some great writers on Classic Sailor. And here is a great piece, from Lucy L Ford, on the pitfalls of going ashore in the dinghy: The ‘dinghy experience’ for the ungainly housewife has [...]

Señor Nardi and his Nods…

November 9th, 2016|0 Comments

One of our best regular features covers the great number of glassfibre classics that are out there. It's written by Federico Nardi, of Cantiere Navale dell’Argentario, in Italy and he knows his boats! (Translation is [...]

Martyn Heighton, director of National Historic Ships, dies.

November 8th, 2016|0 Comments

We are very sad to hear that Martyn Heighton, the charismatic director and chair of National Historic Ships, has died. Martyn was involved in setting up the NHS - an over-arching body which has brought [...]

Barges in the Pool of London

November 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Nine Thames Sailing barges gathered to sail through Tower Bridge and into the Pool of London, in an event being called the Hit Parade. Seeing this many barges together upriver is quite rare - though [...]

Apprentices learning leadership skills

November 8th, 2016|0 Comments

A team of apprentices from the construction company Balfour Beatty tested their skills with a weekend of water-based activities with a sailing charity. Emerging Talent apprentices visited Turn to Starboard in Falmouth and set sail [...]

Couta Boats

November 8th, 2016|0 Comments

The famous workboats of Australia - the Couta boats – are featured in the current (CS12) issue of Classic Sailor with a good argument as to why they make the perfect daysailers. As a good [...]

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