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Les Sables welcomes Golden Globers after first feeder race from Falmouth

Main photo: GGR skippers congregate in Les Sables d'Olonne. Back row left to right: Loic Lepage (FRA) Uku Randmaa (EST), Tapio Lehtinen (FIN) Don McIntyre - Race Founder, Abhilash Tomy (Ind) LSDO sport) Are Wiig [...]

128 Job Losses at Henri Lloyd

Sailors' tailor Henri Lloyd went into administration last week before being thrown a lifeline from Aligro which immediately bought it for an undisclosed sum. However the deal meant the loss of 128 jobs across the [...]

Return of one of Arnside’s finest yachts

Arnside Sailing Club have relaunched their restored Royal Mersey Rivers Class Yacht Severn with the help of a £5,500 Heritage Lottery Fund grant. The club bought the yacht earlier in the year and brought her [...]

RKJ and the historic steak…

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston receives his steak at the Golden Globe press conference in the Chain Locker pub in Falmouth, at lunchtime today. “I was desperate for a steak because I wanted something to chew,” said [...]

All 18 Golden Globe Race Yachts are in Falmouth

All 18 of the competing yachts in the Golden Globe Race have now gathered at Falmouth Marina ready to sail to Brittany for the start from Les Sables d'Olonne on July 1. Most of the [...]

Antibes regatta – Med classics season begins

Thrills and spills from last week at Antibes where 82 yachts ranging from 9m Tonfinous to the Big Class beauties like Cambria (1928) or Moonbeam (1920) gathered for the first large classic event of the [...]

Project to accurately map UK’s seabed would create cash

An East Anglian scientific organisation plans to conduct a seabed mapping programme,  led by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) in Lowestoft, to provide charts which could be accessed by anyone working [...]

Sunbeams celebrate 95 years of racing

Over the bank holiday weekend, 19 Sunbeams enjoyed excellent sailing conditions in Chichester Harbour at a special 95th anniversary regatta. Originally designed by Alfred Westmacott in 1922, the Sunbeam class has enjoyed such longevity that [...]

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Classic Sailor Magazine – Restructuring

  Classic Sailor Magazine is going through a period of restructuring at the moment following the death of our chairman and benefactor David Walker early [...]

Shooting a bridge – Boating Skills

Getting the mast ready to drop Shooting – dropping the mast without stopping – is the smart way to go through a bridge.   By William Loram The bridges at Acle and Potter Heigham [...]

Sailing skills: launching and recovering the Jib

In our experience of teaching folks to sail, both on our own Traditional Boat Skills courses aboard Amelie Rose and through the RYA YachtmasterTM scheme we’ve come across many “methods” for doing everything from making [...]

Sailing the Schooner Mariette

The schooner Mariette was built 101 years ago and is still being raced competitively enough to win at regattas against younger boats. So what is she like to crew? David Abramczyk finds out; photos by [...]

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