News from Classic Sailor

Wm Wyllie – marine artist and sailor

Wm Wyllie was the most distinguished marine artist of his day. His prolific output also means that many can still enjoy his art and his sketches - like this one of Loch Fyne skiffs are [...]

Dubois Naval Architects goes up for auction

Viewing starts tomorrow Friday 24 February of the assets of Dubois Naval Architects Limited (In Liquidation), including an Avon 18ft RIB with Yamaha 4-stroke outboard (valued at £4,600). The famous Dubois name and all its [...]

Overseas subscriptions price slash

Joy to the world! We've been able to reduce our subscription charges to overseas readers! Postage costs were quite high when we started but we are getting a better deal ourselves - so we can [...]

The 1000th boat has just registered to attend the 2017 Semaine du Golfe festival in Brittany, from 22 - 28 May this summer. The superb 24-ton, 50.3 ft, yawl Amokura is coming for the first time [...]

Medway and Swale – Heritage

A conference on the maritime heritage of the Medway and Swale will be held in Chatham on Saturday March 4th. Speakers include Tony Lavelle, Richard Holdsworth, Wilf Lower, Cllr Alan Jarrett, David Newbury, Henry Cleary [...]

Svea brings J-Class fleet up to nine boats

The new J Class Svea was launched at the end of January and has begun sea trials in Holland. The 43.6-metre yacht is a Tore Holm design dating from 1937. The designs were discovered by [...]

Queen of British sailing photography dies at 101

From PPL agency: Eileen Ramsay, the Queen of British yachting photography during the post war years, recorded the explosion in small boat sailing during the 1950s and 60s, capturing not only the boats but sailing [...]

Australian Wooden Boat Fest 2017 is On the Way

Tasmania - from the organisers: Well, the venues are booked, the program is out, the boats are lined up and more than 268 volunteers have already signed up to be part of the largest wooden [...]

The Latest Issue

Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 14 – February-March 2017

Eco Trading under sail, Nelson's seamanship, Sea Therapy for military veterans, The artist Wm Wyllie's sailing life and boats We're all at sea this month, [...]

Sailing to Paradise – Our new Blog

From Van to Vannes….. (and beyond) We’re Al & SJ. Just an everyday UK couple. No different to anyone else. There’s the house. Albeit on a private marina next to a river near Cambridge. Complete [...]

Azores Shipwreck

"Sitting in Ramsgate harbour waiting for a brisk NW wind to drop before crossing the Thames Estuary, I noticed a small gaffer turn into the next berth. I offered to help with the lines and [...]

Nelson’s seamanship

Horatio, or Horace, Nelson as he was known when young, joined a third rate – 64-gun 160ft (49m) ship when he was 12 in March 1771, with the rank of Midshipman serving under his uncle [...]

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