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.

The Columbia 29

Nardi's Nod this month is the Columbia 29 - beautiful S&S six berth long keeler from the 1960s. "With her elegant lines, a good turn of speed and comfortable interiors the Columbia 29 was orginally intended for coastal cruising, but offshore passages were not uncommon..." Read more in the April-May issue of Classic Sailor (or [...]

By |April 18th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 15 – April-May 2017

75 Years of the Folkboat – the world's most popular and versatile pocket cruiser ever. Latter day Vikings cross the Atlantic in a Long Ship. Jumping off the Tall Ship Eye of the Wind, to swim with whales. Folkboats, in GRP or wood, are among the world's best pocket cruisers and a great way to [...]

Do you have what it takes to become a Classics Hero?

From the organisers: We’re looking for classic boat enthusiasts to help protect the future of the Falmouth Classics! The Tilley Endurables Falmouth Classics event has grown from a one day event to a three day regatta, now celebrating it’s 30th anniversary year. To secure the event for the future and to ensure ongoing growth and [...]

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

Henri Lloyd’s Land Rover BAR Replica Collection

From Henri Lloyd: As official technical clothing supplier to Land Rover BAR, we’ve been pushing boundaries to create some of the best in class race gear, built with speed and performance in mind, the collection, created in collaboration with the team, combines huge technical advancements in sailing clothing, and brings a sleeker look to the [...]

By |April 7th, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: |

Beale Park’s Richard Howard – 8 Bells

Announcement from Beale Park, which hosts the BOAT & OUTDOOR SHOW over the first weekend in June "With great sadness, we must announce that Richard Percival Howard, Beale Park Chairman of Trustees, passed away peacefully on 18th March 2017. He was an adored husband to Sally and incredible father to his daughter Suzie, and sons [...]

By |April 4th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Tortola Sloop Spring Challenge

WIndies regatta style: Press release from organisers:  Easing the Pace: The VP Bank Tortola Sloop Spring Challenge Enjoying the old & the new at the 46th BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival Teams racing in the 4th VP Bank Tortola Sloop Spring Challenge at the BVI Sailing Festival today © Christophe Courau March [...]

By |March 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

London Boat Show will be Five days

British Marine Boat Shows, organiser of the London Boat Show, says the 2018 Show, at ExCel in London's docklands will be a five day event. Starting on Wednesday 10 January until Sunday 14 January, the show will open further away from the Christmas and New Year period. Previous shows have been ten days long, usually [...]

By |March 30th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Invasive species are often imported by watercraft. 27 March – 2 April is Invasive Species Week. It’s your chance to get involved and protect your club waters from invasive aquatic species by taking advantage of free signs and materials! Invasive aquatic species block up waterways, make navigation and paddling difficult and can damage boat engines [...]

By |March 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Sonny Levi Tribute

From the Classic Offshore Powerboat Club: It was announced that COPC would plan a SONNY LEVI TRIBUTE to celebrate his life and work. This will take place at Yarmouth IoW on SATURDAY 19th AUGUST 2017. We should like as many Levi designed boats and supporters as possible to attend, though other contemporary classics will also [...]

By |March 27th, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: |

Morning Cloud Talks

Ted Heath's old house in Salisbury is the setting for the fourth Morning Cloud Talks on 13 April with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Mike Golding and Peter Bruce relaying their sailing experiences during what is sure to be another highly popular and interesting event. Edward Heath (1916-2005), ex conservative Member of Parliament and British Prime Minister and [...]

By |March 27th, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: |