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.

Free Racing Coaching from the RORC

From James Boyd:   RORC Easter Challenge - Free expert coaching Friday 14th - Sunday 16th April 2017 Winsome Easter Challenge: The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Easter Challenge offers free expert coaching on the water as well as detailed 'post match' analysis for all competitors. If you want to do better out on the race course, [...]

By |March 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Engines for the Queen’s Rowbarge – Gloriana

Release from Torqeedo: Torqeedo provides new propulsion system for Gloriana, The Queen’s Rowbarge Torqeedo, the market leader in the fast-growing marine electric propulsion industry, has been selected to provide the auxiliary propulsion system for The Queen’s Rowbarge, Gloriana. The company was approached in 2016 to open discussions about re-powering Gloriana, with recommendations given to supply [...]

By |March 21st, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: |

Mylor begins consultation on £1m investment

Released from owners:   Mylor Yacht Harbour has begun widespread consultation into a project which could see more than £1 million invested in a small and sensitive extension to its existing marina. Both a formal and informal consultation process is being held well in advance of MYH submitting a full planning application for a scheme which [...]

By |March 21st, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: |

Hanuman overall winner of St Barth’s

Released from J-Class Association 20 iii 2017:  Hanuman won the record six strong J Class at the Saint Barths Bucket, the first regatta of a milestone J Class 2017 season, but the outcome could not have been closer. Victory in the final race of the event, the 21 mile clockwise passage around St Barthelemy, means [...]

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

Morbihan Marine Crafts Open day

Visitors to the Morbihan area of Brittany over the first weekend in April: might like to know of an open day being held by Morbihan Marine Carpenters at the village of Philibert. From Friday Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm craftsmanship skills -restoration of boats and wooden hollow mastmaking will be on display [...]

By |March 19th, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: |


Released from London on Water: Canal Boat World at London On-Water 2017 shows just how living on a canal boat, or hiring one for that laid back holiday you have always dreamed of, can be achieved. Over the past two centuries, London, the surrounding counties and indeed the whole of the country, have been famed [...]

By |March 18th, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: , |

Velsheda Wins Day 3 at Saint Barths.

Released from J-Class Association, St Barth's, WI: Six J-Class yachts were racing. Winning their third race in a row for the J Class at the 30th Saint Barth's Bucket Velsheda's crew extended their overall lead at the top of the class leaderboard to four points. The famous navy blue hulled J Class yacht may have [...]

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

30th Antigua Classics Regatta to be Held in UNESCO World Heritage Site – Nelson’s Dockyard

As a special celebration for 2017, the Antigua Yacht Club is proud to partner with the National Parks Authority to host the 30th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta in Nelson’s Dockyard, recently designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 18th century forts surrounding English Harbor and the exquisitely restored buildings and structures within, create the [...]

By |March 17th, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: |

Topsail Adventures updates website

Nick Beck of Topsail Adventures recently updated his website with this year's schedule and lots of information on his pilot cutter Amelie Rose. It's a great site  and shows what a great activity sailing a traditional looking pilot cutter can be. Amelie Rose, was built by Luke Powell and launched in 2009. Nick contributed a [...]

By |March 17th, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: , , |

Singapore Yacht Show and Boating Forum

The Singapore Yacht Show takes place on 7-8 April 2017 at ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, Singapore with a Boating Forum conference two days before (see CS events pages). The conference will look development of pro-boating policies and harmonisation of cross-border regulations, to promote the region as a single cruising destination. It will also look at [...]

By |March 17th, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: |