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Panerai ends sponsorship, except Cowes

Nine regattas lose sponsorship Flagship Eilean will continue Organisers working hard to find a new sponsor Organisers of classic sailing regattas are busy trying to find new sponsors after the Italian watch specialist Panerai announced [...]

News crews on a booze cruise

Channel 5's Britain by Boat has so far not really lived up to expectations. It features the veteran BBC newsreader Michael Buerk and John Sergeant, the Beeb's long term (1992 to 2000) chief political correspondent [...]

Susie Goodall rescued

  Ship arrives and she is craned off  Moment of rescue (MRCC Chile) Susie Goodall has been rescued and is now safely aboard the Hong Kong-flagged 190m Tian Fu. The ship arrived in [...]

Slats closes the gap

 The Race is On! Mark Slats rounds Cape Horn and closes the distance on J-LVDH Jean-Luc Van Den Heede predicts a January 23 finish Susie's water shortages  Outside assistance?  New rule bans position reporting over [...]

UK to have its own GPS system

Mrs May has said that Britain would develop and build its own Global Navigation Satellite System, at a projected cost of £3-5bn. The announcement came on Friday November 30, as a reaction to the European [...]

Jean-Luc rounds Cape Horn

  Jean-Luc Van den Heede, the 73-years young French sailor leading the Golden Globe Race in his Rustler 36 yacht Matmut, rounded Cape Horn last night and is heading north east into the Atlantic at [...]

Falls of Clyde returning to Scotland

The world's last iron four masted ship, Falls of Clyde, built in 1878, has a date for returning to Scotland for restoration, but desperately needs a funding campaign to take off in order for that [...]

Mooring line made of recycled plastic bottles

Marlow Ropes is launching a  mooring rope made using 100% recycled plastic. Blue Ocean Dockline, is the first ‘technically better’ premium dockline rope manufactured using yarns wholly made from plastic bottles. "The development and production [...]

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Classic Sailor Magazine – Online

Classic Sailor Magazine is publishing news and features online at the moment following the death of our chairman and benefactor David Walker early in the [...]

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Den Phillips 2019 Calendars

East Coast photographer Den Phillips' large black and white calendars are a great wall feature with their evocative images of [...]

Ancasta’s virtual office for Portland and Poole

   Ancasta's new service to the UK's central south west Ancasta has opened a new "virtual office" in Portland and [...]

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Great Sailing Films

     This list of our favourite films about the sea is of course subjective, but we did set ourselves some criteria – that we [...]

Setting a square sail on a yacht

   by Will Stirling There are many ways to set a square sail on a sailing boat; this is one of many; simplicity is a [...]

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