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Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 13 – December 2016 – January 2017

December 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Our December-January issue – some great winter reading Containing a broad range of contents, from cruising an Achilles 24 through the Caledonian Canal and up the west coast of Scotland to a comprehensive review of [...]

A great sailor, by a great sailor

December 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Knox-Johnston on Tilman.   As Tilman's books are re-released under the Lodestar imprint Britain's best-known sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston profiles  the life of the extraordinary mountaineer sailor Bill Tilman, a high latitudes navigator whose adventurous [...]

Folding knives

December 8th, 2016|0 Comments

We're reviewing folding knives in the latest issue. They make a good Christmas present if not a stocking filler, and there are many types to choose from. For luck when giving or receiving a knife [...]

Sailing an Achilles 24 in Scottish waters

December 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Join Rob Bashford as he sails his Achilles 24 through the Caledonian Canal and up the western coast of Scotland in a bid to go "over the top".  Rob gives us a basic lesson in [...]

News from Classic Sailor

Rosemary III sailing in Falmouth

January 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Rosemary III - Fife's 1925 creation restored at Penpol recently and now for sale with Barney Sandeman... time to start playing the lottery! And sometimes a restoration that just gets back to the original layout [...]

Round the Island – entries open at Midnight Thursday 26 January

January 17th, 2017|0 Comments

From the organisers - Cowes, Isle of Wight: The iconic one-day yacht racing extravangaza, the Round the Island Race™, organised by the Island Sailing Club (ISC) in Cowes, has announced that Early Bird entries for [...]

Christina and her Electric Bike

January 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Meet Christina - from Stigo riding her electric bike at the Boat Show. The thing does 25kmph and folds into something like a golf caddy in a few seconds. Battery seems to last all day [...]

Ken Read’s insights from the recent yacht racing forum – Malta

December 31st, 2016|0 Comments

Ken Read makes some interesting points about getting into sailing at last year's yacht racing forum in Malta... Ken is well known for helming on J-Class Yachts and offers some advice on how to attract [...]

Halcyon days – winter sailing

December 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Winter sailing is often great, in these halcyon days before Christmas; we were out in just our jerseys yesterday, December 17, in the Heard 28 Isabel. Halcyon days are often associated with high pressure during [...]

RIP Paul Elvstrom 1928 – 2016

December 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Four times Olympic gold medal winner and all round sailing legend Paul Elvstrom has died, at his home in Denmark aged 88. Elvstrom was a lifelong sailor - and raced competitively for 60 years. He was [...]

Books for Christmas

December 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Buying a good book for a friend or loved one? We have a great spread of this season's best nautical books in our December-January issue... From a great book of knots to a compendium of [...]

Luke Powell Builds again

December 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Boatbuilder Luke Powell, widely credited as the father of the modern pilot cutters, is about to start building again. Luke has found a 68ft pilot vessel to recreate for sea-training purposes, and will build her [...]

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