About Dan Houston

Dan Houston is the founding editor of Classic Sailor magazine. A lifelong sailor who worked on boats before he took up journalism, he has worked in newspapers and magazines since 1986.

270 internationally important boats go to auction

MAIN ONLINE AUCTION (Eyemouth, Cardiff & Lowestoft) Closing 12 Noon Wed 26th July 2017 ... But bids for the whole collection can be submitted up until Noon 21st July 2017 The entire contents of EISCA, Eyemouth International Sailing Craft Association Limited (Eisca), a Scottish registered Charity is for sale: It comprises 270 Boats of Internationally [...]

By |July 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Cowes Classics Week Day 3: Tight racing for vintage classes

Fun, if not sun, at the Cowes Classics as the Victorys rock up and tight racing see's Bojar's bowman getting knocked overboard... The Victory class sailed across the Solent today from their very own Portsmouth-based Victory Class Sailing Club which was established in 1934, the same year that the first yachts were built, to make [...]

By |July 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Solar & Electric Boat Challenge in Monaco

From Monaco Yacht Club (YCM) Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th July 2017 Principality of Monaco shines on Solar! 21 teams from seven nationalities took part in the 4th Monaco Solar & Electric Boat Challenge, organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco in partnership with UIM (International Powerboating Federation) from Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th July [...]

By |July 16th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Cheeki Rafiki boss found guilty, but could face retrial

Douglas Innes, who managed the vessel Cheeki Rafiki has been found guilty of failing to ensure the safety of the yacht which capsized in the Atlantic with the loss of four lives in May 2014. In the trial which has lasted longer than a month at Winchester Crown Court his company Stormforce Coaching was also [...]

By |July 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Glandore festival and Peggy Bawn

See more from Don at our events page DON STREET'S STORIES OF CLASSIC BOATS PEGGY BAWN Fifty years ago, on the morning of Friday the 13 of May 1966, I arrived in Ireland. That afternoon I pushed an engagement ring on Trich Boucher's finger. She did not throw it on the floor and we are [...]

By |July 14th, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: , , |

Dragon Edinburgh Cup Day 3

13 July 2017 - Cowes, UK - The penultimate day of the Dragon Edinburgh Cup 2017 sponsored by Oliver Morgan Architects and Stoneham Construction Ltd in Cowes, produced one truly extraordinary race which shook the leader board up and leaves four boats in close contention going into the final race. Hosted by the Island Sailing [...]

By |July 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Power of the wind exhibition – Barcelona

The Puig Classic Regatta starts in Barcelona today, and to celebrate 10 years of racing Puig the sponsor company has unveiled an exhibition of photos – taking from the best of the series over a decade called ‘With the power of the wind’ . The exposition is at the Maritime Museum in Barcelona until the [...]

By |July 12th, 2017|Categories: News|

Artists attend 12-M regatta

From Robbe and Berking, Germany July 2017: Artworks of the "North German Realists" (www.norddeutscherealisten.de ) are highly sought after. Since 1989 this group of artists have met once a year at much-noticed common plein air painting symposia in different locations. While New Zealand and the USA were duelling for the 2017 America's Cup in Bermuda, [...]

By |July 11th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Murray Peterson Cutter

KATY’s design is based on SUSAN, a successful 28’ schooner Murray Peterson designed for himself and his family. Murry’s son Bill Peterson lengthened the design by 2’ and changed the rig to a topsail cutter. KATY was built in 2004 by Ned Crosby and his esteemed crew at E.M. Crosby Boatworks on Cape Cod. Construction [...]

By |July 10th, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: |

American Boatbuilding students join Bristol Boatyard

Rolts Boatyard, home of the Bristol Classic Boat Company, have taken on two students of the International Yacht Restoration School in Rhode Island as apprentices Patrick Killion on the left from New York City and Dylan Sofio from Los Angeles on the right are helping Mark Rolt and his team to replace various bits on [...]

By |July 10th, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: , |