Alex Thomson to open Gosport Marine Festival

Gosport’s star sailor Alex Thomson will officially open the Gosport Marine Festival on Saturday, May 27th. Alex says: ‘I’m delighted! I learned competitive sailing here and Gosport is the incubator for many of our finest ocean racers, men and women. With the Solent and the English Channel on our doorstep we are perfectly placed. If [...]

By |May 26th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Duke of Edinburgh loans Overall Trophy for the new Triple Crown Series at Cowes Week

Press release from the organisers:    Cowes Week Ltd, organisers of the world's best-known sailing regatta and highlight of the British Sporting Summer, is delighted to announce a new trophy for the new Sevenstar Triple Crown series at Cowes Week. The new trophy will be awarded to the overall winner of the Sevenstar Triple Crown. Loaned  [...]

By |May 25th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

How a personal locator beacon helped a lone sailor get help

A solo sailor who set off his personal locator beacon (PLB) when he realised that he was becoming ill on board his yacht was located and airlifted by Coastguard helicopter to hospital this afternoon. The UK Coastguard received an alert from the PLB at 2.40 pm. Because the man had registered his beacon with the [...]

By |May 17th, 2017|Categories: 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: |

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 [...]

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: , |

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: , |

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: |

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: |