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When Antigua was in the pink

The Antigua Classics started today, and the 31-year-old event is going as strong as ever. It holds an almost mythical place in many a sailor's heart, with the fantastic tradewind sailing in crystal cobalt seas mixed with some rum punch and a great party atmosphere down-island style. Kirsty Morrison The event attracts its [...]

By | 2018-04-19T17:26:18+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Features|0 Comments

Online forums – their kind of advice…

Thread: Sea Knives   Asking an online forum for some simple advice? What’s that like then?  Asks Sam Llewellyn 8th January 0855 Seasailor McDodder. Mudd. Original Poster I am off to the Boat Show, and I expect boat knife manufacturers will be there in force. I need a knife for cutting, cooking, defence, [...]

By | 2018-03-27T10:53:38+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Features|0 Comments

Grayhound – Eco trading under sail

The replica of an 18th-century lugger now sustainably carries cargo Grayhound, the replica of a three-masted revenue cutter from the 18th century was built by Marcus and Freya Pomeroy- Rowden in Cornwall in 2010-2012 initially to offer charter sailing. But over the last three years they have evolved a more ambitious hybrid programme involving cargo [...]

By | 2018-02-09T15:43:41+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Features|0 Comments

The Mercy – film review

The film of Donald Crowhurst, The Mercy, starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz opens in UK cinemas today Friday February  9th and it’s good – classic sailors should go and see it. It’s a sympathetic view of how Crowhurst came to be owned, both spiritually and physically, by his daring dream to sail around the [...]

By | 2018-03-21T19:59:35+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Features|0 Comments

Britain’s oldest working fisherman

Bill Hocking At 87, Bill is Britain’s oldest working fisherman, still laying lobster pots with his 15ft boat off the Cornish coast. He talked to Phil Russell about the ‘Great Mackerel Klondyke’, the sinking of his boat and more Working on your own leaves no room for error – one clumsy move and you’re over [...]

By | 2017-11-21T14:18:00+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Features|0 Comments

(In) Competent Crew. How we (hopefully) became more competent – Part Two

It's now been a couple of weeks since part one of our Competent Crew own boat tuition. Which, consisted of 3 very full days going through the RYA syllabus as well as a great deal of boat handling. You can read about it HERE . Doing it this way allowed us to tailor make a [...]

By | 2017-09-11T12:24:31+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Arroobba, Features|0 Comments