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.

Staff buyout of IBI

In a management buyout by the existing editorial and publishing staff the UK's business to business magazine International Boat Industry has been acquired by Boating Communications Ltd from Time Inc (UK) Ltd. In February Time Inc. decided to close its business-to-business marine division. So, director Nick Hopkinson and three former members of the staff — [...]

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

Stigo electric bike price down

Electric folding bike specialist Stigo has revised their prices for the approaching summer season, taking €200 off the normal retail to make its suggested RRP at €1790 (VAT included). All reseller prices have been corrected correspondingly. Stigo's office comments: "We have seen that Stigo buyers are usually people who don’t buy regular ebikes, cycles or [...]

By |May 9th, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: |

Joining Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup challenge team

From Falmouth Marine School:    A man from Falmouth has sailed himself into Ben Ainslie’s America Cup team, as they challenge to become the first ever British outfit to lift the prestigious title. Ben Davis secured the position of wing manager for the Land Rover BAR team thanks to his expertise in boat technology and [...]

By |May 5th, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: |


Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has today (Tuesday, 2nd May 2017) confirmed two new appointments to the Board of Cowes Harbour Commissioners, Nick Elderfield and Ra Hennessy, and the re-appointment of Andrew Cooper as a Commissioner. Following an openly advertised recruitment programme that resulted in 11 strong applications, a short-list of candidates were assessed with the [...]

By |May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: |

Bill Tilman books from the Lodestar collection

Lodestar Books and Vertebrate Publishing are proud and delighted to announce their joint publication of a uniform, collected edition of the books of H. W. Tilman—surely Britain’s most accomplished independent explorer by both land and sea. Tilman’s seven mountaineering titles, his eight sailing titles, plus the biography High Mountains and Cold Seas by J. R. L. Anderson [...]

By |May 1st, 2017|Categories: Go-To News|Tags: |

Antigua Classics the 30th edition

From ACYR:   The end of the ACYR is bittersweet. Yachts are casting off for ports near and far. Four Carriacou sloops and the 65’ Windward Island schooner Jambalaya, that took line honours on the Cannon Course, are heading to St Barths for the West Indies Regatta. Some will take part in the Antigua to Bermuda [...]

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

Watch the America’s Cup playoffs live from St Katherine Docks in June

London On-Water 2017 is bringing the America's Cup Challenger Playoffs 'Live' to Marble Quay at St Katharine Docks this June. With the BAR Challenge expected to be taking an active part in the Louis Vuitton Challenger Playoff races for the America's Cup, live images and reports via BT Sport will be screened on a large [...]

Sailing charity launches crew search for Round Britain Challenge 2017

Release from Turn to Starboard:     Turn to Starboard is launching a recruitment drive with a difference – to find adventure-seeking military veterans for another round-Britain sailing expedition on board a classic tall ship. Last summer the ‘Spirit of Falmouth’ set sail on the Turn to Starboard Round Britain Challenge 2016. The crew sailed anti-clockwise around the British [...]

New facilities for Cockwells

From Cockwells, Mylor Creek Boatyard, Cornwall We are delighted to announce that by the end of this month we will have appointed a contractor to transform our old world collection of sheds into a purpose-built, low environmental impact HQ. This will help us to compete for more global business, create more local jobs and increase [...]

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

Sea of masts at Antigua Classics

The first of Panerai’s Classic Yachts Challenge for 2017 got underway Wednesday on island time as final members of the fleet pulled in 15 minutes after the close of registration but with plenty of time to partake in Mount Gay’s infamous Red Hat Party. With a backdrop of spectacular vessels flanking Nelson’s Dockyard - their [...]

By |April 21st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |