Classic Sailor Magazine Archive

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Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 17 – August September 2017

By |August 21st, 2017|

Two of our main news stories this month are the Cheeki Rafiki Trial and the sale of the International Sailing Craft Association boats by auction. Leading features are the overnight endurance race that is the [...]

Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 16 – June-July 2017

By |June 7th, 2017|

We have some great stories this month. Our coverline: Boats on a budget reflects the amazing bargains that can be snapped up at present - particularly some of the superb seaworthy glassfibre classics from the [...]

Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 15 – April-May 2017

By |April 16th, 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 [...]

Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 14 – February-March 2017

By |February 16th, 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 [...]

Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 13 – December 2016 – January 2017

By |December 8th, 2016|

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 [...]

Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 12 – October-November 2016

By |October 22nd, 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 [...]

Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 11 – August-September 2016

By |September 29th, 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 [...]

Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 10 – July 2016

By |August 25th, 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 [...]

Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 9 – June 2016

By |June 20th, 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 [...]

Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 8 – May 2016

By |May 11th, 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! [...]