Les Sables welcomes Golden Globers after first feeder race from Falmouth

2018-06-18T19:20:32+00:00 June 18th, 2018|News|

Main photo: GGR skippers congregate in Les Sables d'Olonne. Back row left to right: Loic Lepage (FRA) Uku Randmaa (EST), Tapio Lehtinen (FIN) Don McIntyre - Race Founder, Abhilash Tomy (Ind) LSDO sport) Are Wiig (NOR) Jean Paul Dubreuil (Vice President LSDO) Agglomeration Yannick Moreau (President LSDO Agglomeration; Mark Sinclair (AUS) Ertan Beskardes (GBR) Mark [...]

128 Job Losses at Henri Lloyd

2018-06-18T18:57:53+00:00 June 18th, 2018|News|

Sailors' tailor Henri Lloyd went into administration last week before being thrown a lifeline from Aligro which immediately bought it for an undisclosed sum. However the deal meant the loss of 128 jobs across the country especially in its 20 House of Fraser outlets. Aligro, which was founded on June 4 by Swedish investor Jonas [...]

Return of one of Arnside’s finest yachts

2018-06-18T18:05:21+00:00 June 18th, 2018|News|

Arnside Sailing Club have relaunched their restored Royal Mersey Rivers Class Yacht Severn with the help of a £5,500 Heritage Lottery Fund grant. The club bought the yacht earlier in the year and brought her back to the south Lakeland village where she was built by the famous local Crossfields of Arnside yard in 1912. [...]

RKJ and the historic steak…

2018-06-18T13:30:08+00:00 June 13th, 2018|News|

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston receives his steak at the Golden Globe press conference in the Chain Locker pub in Falmouth, at lunchtime today. “I was desperate for a steak because I wanted something to chew,” said the famous solo circumnavigator, and Golden Globe winner, referring to his return to this very spot in 1969 after sailing [...]

All 18 Golden Globe Race Yachts are in Falmouth

2018-06-18T16:57:42+00:00 June 12th, 2018|News|

All 18 of the competing yachts in the Golden Globe Race have now gathered at Falmouth Marina ready to sail to Brittany for the start from Les Sables d'Olonne on July 1. Most of the solo sailors have been preparing for three years, since the race was proposed by Don McIntyre as an antidote to [...]

Antibes regatta – Med classics season begins

2018-06-06T04:53:41+00:00 June 6th, 2018|News|

Thrills and spills from last week at Antibes where 82 yachts ranging from 9m Tonfinous to the Big Class beauties like Cambria (1928) or Moonbeam (1920) gathered for the first large classic event of the Med. Antibes has been running since 1996 and being in June often has a reasonable breeze. It's great to see [...]

Project to accurately map UK’s seabed would create cash

2018-06-06T02:09:00+00:00 June 6th, 2018|News|

An East Anglian scientific organisation plans to conduct a seabed mapping programme,  led by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) in Lowestoft, to provide charts which could be accessed by anyone working in the UK’s marine space. An assessment into the programme’s viability estimated the value of the UK marine and maritime [...]

Sunbeams celebrate 95 years of racing

2018-06-06T00:31:44+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Life Afloat, News|

Over the bank holiday weekend, 19 Sunbeams enjoyed excellent sailing conditions in Chichester Harbour at a special 95th anniversary regatta. Originally designed by Alfred Westmacott in 1922, the Sunbeam class has enjoyed such longevity that the weekend’s races saw competitors aged between 1 and 95 years old. The first day of the competition started with [...]

Shieldhall’s smart new paint

2018-06-06T00:02:11+00:00 June 5th, 2018|News|

A historic cruise ship has returned to Southampton for its new season after being given a major facelift. SS Shieldhall, which staged its first cruise on May 26-27, had a fresh coat of paint applied to its hull and anchors. Other maintenance work carried out in dry dock in Falmouth included anti-fouling and the installation [...]