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Griff Rhys Jones and others in marathon reading of We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea

Griff Rhys Jones joins other celebrities and fans in a Marathon reading of We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea, tomorrow, Saturday October 21 at the Pin Mill Sailing Club. The reading, which starts at [...]

Rosslare lifeboat rescues 3 yachtsmen during Storm Ophelia after Mayday

FROM RNLI: Volunteer crew with Rosslare RNLI launched yesterday (Monday 16 October) responding to a Mayday request during Storm Ophelia to rescue three men onboard a 10m yacht. Link to video: HERE   The yacht [...]

Ophelia – hurricane force gusts

It could be time to check the mooring lines today if you haven't already as hurricane Ophelia hits the southern Irish coast with gusts of 81mph - well into hurricane force in the Beaufort scale. [...]

Cambria’s future

Can you run a charter barge without an engine? In his comprehensive feature on the restored historic barge Cambria in the current issue, Robert Simper, poses the question as to whether it is practical to [...]

Latest issue of Classic Sailor is out

Our new issue is out, with all the latest from the sailing world and a slightly crazy story of young lovers who decided to sail across the North Atlantic to see if they would be [...]

Vanishing Sail – a film of hope in the Caribbean

An extraordinary documentary about one man's battle to keep his local boatbuilding tradition alive is coming to Sussex. Vanishing Sail will be shown at the Kino Teatr, St Leonards on Sea, on Thursday October 12. [...]

Don’t forget Britain Afloat tonight

From BBC:    Britain Afloat - A history of the British people told through six of its best loved boats A six-part documentary series for BBC Two - Saturday 30 September BBC2   Mary Ann [...]

Southampton show – Stories

Pretty busy at the show today and the cool weather is making the Ocean Hall (where our stand J028 is located) busy as well. We are sharing a stand with Team Sailing - whose Michelle [...]

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Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 18 – October-November 2017

In the 1926 drawing room play On Approval by Frederick Lonsdale, Maria, a wealthy widow, invites her long-time dinner companion Richard to spend a month at [...]

Birth of a legend

Trevor David Clifton on a tall story that became historical fact From our Instructor's Tales series Eight pretty ladies stepped aboard, my crew for the day. It was the first day of the autumn regatta [...]

(In) Competent Crew. How we (hopefully) became more competent – Part Two

It's now been a couple of weeks since part one of our Competent Crew own boat tuition. Which, consisted of 3 very full days going through the RYA syllabus as well as a great deal [...]

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(In) Competent Crew. How we (hopefully) became more competent – Part One

Own Boat Training - Starting Somewhere. Tied up alongside. Putting the days learning into practice. What better way to improve your confidence than to undertake some own boat training. We started with Competent [...]

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