Griff Rhys Jones and others in marathon reading of We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea

Griff Rhys Jones joins other celebrities and fans in a Marathon reading of We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea, tomorrow, Saturday October 21 at the Pin Mill Sailing Club. The reading, which starts at 9.00am and will take an estimated eight hours, is a free, open-to-the-public-event which features some famous readers. Joining Griff are [...]

By | 2017-10-20T15:57:54+00:00 October 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Rosslare lifeboat rescues 3 yachtsmen during Storm Ophelia after Mayday

FROM RNLI: Volunteer crew with Rosslare RNLI launched yesterday (Monday 16 October) responding to a Mayday request during Storm Ophelia to rescue three men onboard a 10m yacht. Link to video: HERE   The yacht crew had been trying to get to safety since the early hours and had attempted to gain entry to a [...]

By | 2017-10-17T06:59:45+00:00 October 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Ophelia – hurricane force gusts

It could be time to check the mooring lines today if you haven't already as hurricane Ophelia hits the southern Irish coast with gusts of 81mph - well into hurricane force in the Beaufort scale. The violent storm is set to bring strong winds and heavy rain which are due to hit southern and central [...]

By | 2017-10-16T13:36:13+00:00 October 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Latest issue of Classic Sailor is out

Our new issue is out, with all the latest from the sailing world and a slightly crazy story of young lovers who decided to sail across the North Atlantic to see if they would be compatible in marriage... Then there's a Drascombe sailor who, being descended from Vikings, took himself across the North Sea to [...]

By | 2017-10-16T12:54:55+00:00 October 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Vanishing Sail – a film of hope in the Caribbean

An extraordinary documentary about one man's battle to keep his local boatbuilding tradition alive is coming to Sussex. Vanishing Sail will be shown at the Kino Teatr, St Leonards on Sea, on Thursday October 12. The film is the story of the local wooden sloops of the Caribbean, most of which were built in Carriacou [...]

By | 2017-10-06T11:42:47+00:00 October 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Don’t forget Britain Afloat tonight

From BBC:    Britain Afloat - A history of the British people told through six of its best loved boats A six-part documentary series for BBC Two - Saturday 30 September BBC2   Mary Ann Ochota presents the series Mary-Ann Ochota travels the waterways of Britain, discovering how boats have shaped our lives. Britain [...]

By | 2017-09-29T16:28:37+00:00 September 29th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Hurricane Irma Relief Fundraising Dinner

  The Sail Aid UK (SAUK) Hurricane Irma Relief Fundraising Dinner will take place on the evening of Saturday 11th November  on the 'Flight Deck' at Land Rover BAR, the home of the British America's Cup Team, in Old Portsmouth, Hampshire. The Fundraiser, with Adventurer and Broadcaster Hannah White offering her services as Mistress of Ceremonies, will [...]

By | 2017-09-14T10:57:17+00:00 September 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments