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Help English Rose get to China

A HEARTFELT JustGiving crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help raise the funds to allow an inspirational local teenager compete in the Topper World Championships, at Longcheer Yacht Club, in China, this August. Fourteen-year-old Rose [...]

Antigua Classics begins with single-handed race in 20 knot breeze

ACYR Thursday 19 4 18: The energy in Falmouth Harbour spiked as each entry sailed in for the start of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. 70’ Vendia and 42’ Free in St. Barth from Grenada; [...]

Sailor dies after 29ft yacht falls on top of him

A yachtsman was crushed to death yesterday after his 29ft Westerly GK29 fell on top of him in the yard, at Weymouth Sailing Club. Kevin Keeler, 56, a company director who ran locally based software [...]

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2018

  Press release from organisers: The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta (ACYR 18 – 24 April) proudly begins a fourth decade of showcasing maritime history and tradition during six days of high-spirited, world-class competition. Races are [...]

Windermere Boat Show

The Lake District’s only boat show is returning to Windermere for the third year running from May 18-20. Building on the success of the past two years, the lake will be awash with boats and [...]

Doug Innes retrial

Cheeki Rafiki's owner Douglas Ian Innes is currrently facing a retrial on four counts of manslaughter at Winchester Crown Court. Andrew Bridge 22 (Skipper), James Male 22, Steve Warren 52, and Paul Goslin 56 all lost [...]

New Marinestore at Wallasea Island

From today (April 9) Marinestore has a new outlet in Essex Marina.  The new chandlery  adds to the group’s existing stores in Burnham on Crouch, Maldon and West Mersea. Essex Marina is located on the [...]

Robertson’s Yard History

David Hutchison has recently finished work on the history of Robertson's Yard, at Sandbank on the River Clyde in Scotland. The work accounts for 468 of the 482 numbered boats built there - the yard was founded in [...]

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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 [...]

When Antigua was in the pink

The Antigua Classics started today, and the 31-year-old event is going as strong as ever. It holds an almost mythical place in many a sailor's heart, with the fantastic tradewind sailing in crystal cobalt seas [...]

Online forums – their kind of advice…

Thread: Sea Knives   Asking an online forum for some simple advice? What’s that like then?  Asks Sam Llewellyn 8th January 0855 Seasailor McDodder. Mudd. Original Poster I am off to the Boat [...]

Grayhound – Eco trading under sail

The replica of an 18th-century lugger now sustainably carries cargo Grayhound, the replica of a three-masted revenue cutter from the 18th century was built by Marcus and Freya Pomeroy- Rowden in Cornwall in 2010-2012 initially [...]

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