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.

RCD update

From British Marine:   Technical Report 117 provides a summary of marine industry developments from the past three months. Edition 117 contains updates on the updated Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) and EU law, compliance and standards, Maritime & Coastguard Agency notices, updates from the Health & Safety Executive, and a whole lot more. It is essential [...]

By | 2017-09-11T12:24:26+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Go-To News|0 Comments

Legends Theatre at London Boatshow 2018

The London Boat Show is delighted to announce an exciting attraction at next year's Show - The Legends Theatre. Packed with sailing superstars from past and present, the Legends Theatre will be at the heart of the 2018 London Boat Show. Inspiring and exciting visitors to the Show and its two complementary events, the Boating [...]

By | 2017-09-11T12:24:26+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Go-To News|0 Comments

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 | 2017-09-11T12:24:26+00:00 July 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

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 | 2017-09-11T12:24:26+00:00 July 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

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 | 2017-09-11T12:24:26+00:00 July 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

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 | 2017-09-11T12:24:26+00:00 July 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

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 | 2017-09-11T12:24:27+00:00 July 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

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 | 2017-09-11T12:24:27+00:00 July 12th, 2017|News|0 Comments