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Sailors smuggled silver in their voyages to the east, wreck reveals

   New evidence from the wreck of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) ship Rooswijk, off the Kent coast, tells a tale of smuggling and reveals who was on board, during major shipwreck excavation Dives [...]

‘Bluebird’ K3 Returns to Lake Maggiore

   (for the 80th Anniversary of her World Water Speed Record) From: David Knight, Secretary, Classic Motor Boat Association; Photos Lisa Beaney   After the partial rebuild of the Rolls Royce engine in 2016/17, the [...]

Race leaders in south east trades

  73 year old French global racing veteran Jean-Luc Van Den Heede is leading the race. This week could determine who leads the Golden Globe Race. Forget the computer standings. As this fleet of singlehanders [...]

Lucy Hodges, on sailing blind

In an interview with CNN’s Mainsail, blind sailor Lucy Hodges MBE discusses how she utilises her senses to overcome her condition and in turn, win two gold medals. Born with photophobia nystagmus -- a condition [...]

Bridlington hosts the Cobles for third time

The sailing cobles will again be hosted at Bridlington this coming weekend 4th and 5th August with racing starting around 9am each day. The festival appears to be going from strength to strength, with interest [...]

Oarsome’s new patron and canvas workshop

Sailing youth charity Oarsome Chance has a new patron in the person of Toby Marris, skipper of the 1913 Pilot Cutter Jolie Brise. Toby is Sailing Master at Dauntsey's school in Wiltshire as well as [...]

Patchwork spinnaker made of scraps

A Norfolk sailmaker has found a colourful solution to save material offcuts which would otherwise be wasted. Jeckells, based in Wroxham, used leftover small pieces of brightly-coloured spinnaker nylon to make a “patchwork quilt” effect [...]

Classic Boat Museum Opens new “shed”

“After two years of hard work from all involved our goal of being able to show off the museum's collection of yachts and boats in such a historic and eclectic setting has been reached, there [...]

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The great British Swim – 65 days in

Strongman swimmer Ross Edgley and sailor Matt Knight are on their way to making Ross the first man to swim around the British Isles. The [...]

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