Help English Rose get to China

A HEARTFELT JustGiving crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help raise the funds to allow an inspirational local teenager compete in the Topper World Championships, at Longcheer Yacht Club, in China, this August. Fourteen-year-old Rose Edmonds, from Great Bircham, King's Lynn in Norfolk, has been given the chance to join the GB Sailing Squad heading [...]

By | 2018-04-20T13:38:35+00:00 April 20th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Antigua Classics begins with single-handed race in 20 knot breeze

ACYR Thursday 19 4 18: The energy in Falmouth Harbour spiked as each entry sailed in for the start of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. 70’ Vendia and 42’ Free in St. Barth from Grenada; 86’ Ticonderoga from St. Barths; 100’ Ruth from Barbados; and the 141’ Schooner Columbia, made a last minute, ten-day dash [...]

By | 2018-04-20T11:47:03+00:00 April 20th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Sailor dies after 29ft yacht falls on top of him

A yachtsman was crushed to death yesterday after his 29ft Westerly GK29 fell on top of him in the yard, at Weymouth Sailing Club. Kevin Keeler, 56, a company director who ran locally based software company Software Dimensions Ltd, died at the scene despite paramedics efforts to revive him. He had taken his 1980 glassfibre [...]

By | 2018-04-18T13:46:35+00:00 April 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2018

  Press release from organisers: The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta (ACYR 18 – 24 April) proudly begins a fourth decade of showcasing maritime history and tradition during six days of high-spirited, world-class competition. Races are held off the south coast of the island while celebration central is in Falmouth Harbour on the grounds of the [...]

By | 2018-04-16T23:46:09+00:00 April 16th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Windermere Boat Show

The Lake District’s only boat show is returning to Windermere for the third year running from May 18-20. Building on the success of the past two years, the lake will be awash with boats and the shores will host a hive of watersports and outdoor adventure activities when the north of England’s largest and free [...]

By | 2018-04-14T09:48:01+00:00 April 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Doug Innes retrial

Cheeki Rafiki's owner Douglas Ian Innes is currrently facing a retrial on four counts of manslaughter at Winchester Crown Court. Andrew Bridge 22 (Skipper), James Male 22, Steve Warren 52, and Paul Goslin 56 all lost their lives when the Beneteau 40.7 lost its keel and capsized 700 miles east of Nova Scotia while on a [...]

By | 2018-04-11T13:25:41+00:00 April 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

New Marinestore at Wallasea Island

From today (April 9) Marinestore has a new outlet in Essex Marina.  The new chandlery  adds to the group’s existing stores in Burnham on Crouch, Maldon and West Mersea. Essex Marina is located on the River Crouch, next to Wallasea Island.  With deep water berths located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, it is [...]

By | 2018-04-09T15:32:03+00:00 April 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Robertson’s Yard History

David Hutchison has recently finished work on the history of Robertson's Yard, at Sandbank on the River Clyde in Scotland. The work accounts for 468 of the 482 numbered boats built there - the yard was founded in 1876.  The local Library Historian at Sandbank is organising a wee 'Robertson's Yard' exhibition at the Dunoon Library from 12 April to [...]

By | 2018-04-09T12:15:00+00:00 April 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

18 Marinas for sale

British Waterways Marinas Ltd, a subsidiary of the UK’s Canal & Rivers Trust, is to sell all 18 of its marinas with a deadline for interest set for April 6, 2018. Marina Property Specialist Ian Froome of Vail Williams is handling the sale, and says there is a lot of interest in the industry, mostly [...]

By | 2018-03-26T16:40:44+00:00 March 26th, 2018|News|0 Comments

No favours to Boaters from Brexit

An amendment to the Brexit bill, to give British yachtsmen, sailors and those employed in marine activities through Europe the same rights and benefits as they enjoy now, was withdrawn after a parliamentary debate in the House of Lords last week. On March 19 the amendment (227BB) was mooted by the Liberal Democrat spokesman for [...]

By | 2018-03-26T19:47:12+00:00 March 26th, 2018|News|0 Comments