Rollover of Spirit’s biggest hull yet

 Press release: Spirit Yachts undertakes pivotal hull rollover of Spirit 111’ British modern classic yacht company Spirit Yachts has reached a significant milestone in the build of its 34m sailing yacht the Spirit 111’ after the hull rollover took place this week. As one of the largest single-masted wooden yachts to be built since Shamrock [...]

By | 2018-02-23T12:10:39+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Dee Cafari finds famous abandoned yacht – in mid ocean

Dee Cafari's Turn the Tide on Plastic, competing in Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, last week came across the yacht Sea Nymph - famously abandoned four months ago by Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba with their two dogs in a well publicised story, of misadventure at sea. The  two sailors from Hawaii and [...]

By | 2018-02-21T15:53:56+00:00 February 21st, 2018|News|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 | 2018-02-22T17:35:43+00:00 February 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Operation Phoenix raises funding for eco-trading under sail

Following a fire in late November which destroyed its warehouse in Douarnenez, in Brittany, TOWT - the European trading under sail organisation has raised over €14,000 to replace its stock and carry on with its operations. The warehouse was one of the so-called Norwegian houses at the southern corner of the Place de L'Enfer in [...]

By | 2018-02-05T10:45:30+00:00 February 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Cudmore wins in Sydney at last

Harold Cudmore has taken out the 2018 Australian Historical 18-Footers Championship in YENDYS after years of being the runner-up. Harold has been coming to Sydney for a few months each season for the last 15 years and steering several different boats in the replica fleet at the Sydney Flying Squadron. Previous holder ABERDARE (John Winning) [...]

By | 2018-02-22T15:05:36+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Suhaili to return to Falmouth

From press release:   In what is sure to be a colourful and historic sight, a special ‘Suhaili Falmouth 50 Parade of Sail’ will take place in the award-winning town on Thursday June 14th 2018. The date is significant as it celebrates the day world-renowned sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston set out from Falmouth to win the [...]

By | 2017-12-22T14:13:33+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Let’s Put Norway’s Christmas Tree to Good use!

Since 1947 after the Second World War the people of Oslo have sent a Christmas present to the people of the UK with a note: "Thanks for your support 1940-1945." This is the Christmas Tree that is the centre of festivities in Trafalgar Square, and especially New Year's Eve. But what happens to this magnificent [...]

By | 2017-12-15T18:20:59+00:00 December 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Rescue at Tenerife as another keel falls off

Five sailors are rescued after the keel falls off their yacht when she turns turtle while sailing in the Canary Islands. Yacht Tyger of London, a Comet 45S lost her mast and inverted in 30 seconds after broaching in F6 winds. One female crew member is temporarily trapped underneath the yacht by her safety harness. [...]

By | 2017-12-15T08:12:17+00:00 December 13th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Restructure, and the next issue

Classic Sailor magazine is going through a period of restructuring at the moment following the death of our chairman and benefactor David Walker earlier this summer. This means that we are not publishing a December-January issue, but we are working on the next issue which we expect to publish early in 2018. We apologise to [...]

By | 2017-12-11T10:08:15+00:00 December 11th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Tally Ho – restoration: Preparing to remove the deck

The latest from Leo as he prepares to remove Tally Ho's Deck and takes off her deck furniture, including her lovely old windlass, which looks original and her samson post. Oh and he thinks his Macaw Poncho is about to lay an egg! See the video here: http://sampsonboat.co.uk/deck-hatches-and-rollerskates/

By | 2017-12-01T15:54:57+00:00 December 1st, 2017|News|0 Comments