Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 15 – April-May 2017

75 Years of the Folkboat – the world's most popular and versatile pocket cruiser ever. Latter day Vikings cross the Atlantic in a Long Ship. Jumping off the Tall Ship Eye of the Wind, to swim with whales. Folkboats, in GRP or wood, are among the world's best pocket cruisers and a great way to [...]

Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 14 – February-March 2017

Eco Trading under sail, Nelson's seamanship, Sea Therapy for military veterans, The artist Wm Wyllie's sailing life and boats We're all at sea this month, with our cover featuring how the lugger Grayhound is making a living for her owners by shipping cargo with a paying crew. Horatio Nelson went to sea aged 12 and [...]

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Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 13 – December 2016 – January 2017

Our December-January issue – some great winter reading. Containing a broad range of contents, from cruising an Achilles 24 through the Caledonian Canal and up the west coast of Scotland to a comprehensive review of folding knives. Practical articles cover reefing, anchoring techniques for the scope of your cable, restoring a wooden gaffer, trailers and [...]

Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 12 – October-November 2016

Our October November issue – Man on a Mission. Dave Selby is a man after our own heart. His mission is to get more people sailing by showing them boats and sailing need not cost the earth or be the preserve of the super rich. We joined Dave in his Sailfish 18 on his way [...]

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Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 11 – August-September 2016

Our August September issue – Bargain Boats. Uncertainty in any market is a boon to the buyer and with as much as we have right now there has probably never been a better time to buy a boat. Read our guide to some of the best glassfibre and wooden boats on sale right now. With [...]

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Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 10 – July 2016

Our July issue – trailer sailing We're looking at the trailer sailer this month, with the start of a four part guide into owning and sailing one. With a cabin and towed behind a family car are they the best way to get away to a different bit of coast each season? Certainly the upkeep [...]

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Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 9 – June 2016

Our June issue – a bucolic feast If you have a boat with the right draught you can get from the muddy creeks of the east coast to the rocky west of England without having to put to sea. And this month we feature a lady who did just that, using the tidal Thames and [...]

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Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 8 – May 2016

Our May issue features the 1972 Rival 34 Wild Rival - she has been restored by her owners with new coatings and her hull and deck look new again.  What a great ocean going boat! Simon Cooper is a man on a mission. He is experimenting with the use of natural resins and fibres derived [...]

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Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 7 – April 2016

Our April issue has a cover story on Cleone - the claim is that she is Britain's oldest, or one Britain's oldest yachts... so naturally we look into that. Beautiful boat nonetheless! Nigel Irens is a naval architect who has designed the fastest power and sailing craft in the world. He is also known for [...]

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Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 6 – March 2016

Cruising to round Cape Horn, rowing down the Mississippi, surveying epoxy and serving with marline... it's anothe rpacked issue! Here's the summary: Editorial: It’s floods. Once they get serious how do you navigate? Signals: The Cowes yard fire; fake lifejackets; racing down under; Gaffers shall go to the Brest ball; London Boat Show and what [...]