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.

34 Marine Apprentices Graduating at Southampton Show

From British Marine: Thirty four apprentices took centre stage on Tuesday (19 September) as British Marine, the membership organisation for the UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry, honoured them at its annual Graduation Ceremony at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2017. In its seventh year, the ceremony celebrates graduating apprentices from all areas of [...]

By | 2017-09-22T10:59:43+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Go-To News|0 Comments

Hurricane Irma Relief Fundraising Dinner

  The Sail Aid UK (SAUK) Hurricane Irma Relief Fundraising Dinner will take place on the evening of Saturday 11th November  on the 'Flight Deck' at Land Rover BAR, the home of the British America's Cup Team, in Old Portsmouth, Hampshire. The Fundraiser, with Adventurer and Broadcaster Hannah White offering her services as Mistress of Ceremonies, will [...]

By | 2017-09-14T10:57:17+00:00 September 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Arthur Beale’s Clickable Rope Reference Catalogue

London Chandlers Arthur Beale have uploaded all their fantastic ropes and related products on their website, so you can now find all you need online! They've linked the pdf of our new Rope Reference Catalogue to the online shop, so as your browse through you can just click on a product image to be taken [...]

By | 2017-09-11T12:24:25+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Go-To News|0 Comments

12th Boats in the bay – luggers

BOATS IN THE BAY 2017 marks the Jumbos 10th birthday. St.Ives celebrates its maritime heritage this weekend with the twelfth annual 'Boats in the Bay' event on Saturday 2nd September. The event will also mark the 10th anniversary of the launch of the first Jumbo - the town's very own class of fishing boat. The [...]

By | 2017-09-11T12:24:25+00:00 August 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Six J-Class racing at Newport, RI

From J-Class Association 23  viii  17:    Hanuman, skippered and steered by local ace Ken Read with his brother Brad among the afterguard, stole the show on a spectacular opening day of the first ever J Class World Championship on the waters of Newport, Rhode Island where J Class yachts made their America's Cup debut [...]

By | 2017-09-11T12:24:25+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 17 – August September 2017

Two of our main news stories this month are the Cheeki Rafiki Trial and the sale of the International Sailing Craft Association boats by auction. Leading features are the overnight endurance race that is the Three Rivers on the Norfolk Broads, a blow by blow account of one man's experience of the storm-ridden OSTAR (yes [...]

By | 2017-09-11T18:56:08+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Previous_editions|0 Comments