News 2018-11-16T14:55:14+00:00

News from Classic Sailor

Antigua promises more challenging racing

Introducing windward starts and new courses to make sure that the racing is both safer and more challenging are the aims of the new steering committee for the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, annoucned this week. [...]

Maiden stops in Plymouth

 Tracy Edwards' restored maxi yacht Maiden set off on her 54,000 mile round-the-world voyage promoting education for girls last week, but has put into Plymouth for repairs. Maiden had seen her voyage delayed by several weeks [...]

Sir David Attenborough receives Maritime Fellowship Award

  First Sea Lord honours creativity and journalism at the 2018 Maritime Media Awards Sir David Attenborough, the well-known broadcaster and naturalist has won the prestigious Maritime Fellowship Award for raising public awareness of how [...]

Captain Oates’ yacht in WW1 centenary parade

Captains Oates’ former yacht Saunterer is joining other century old classic yachts in Dartmouth on Sunday, 11 November 2018 for a short parade on the River Dart to mark the centenary of the end of [...]


On the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of WW1, Eileen Mahoney's poem In Waters Deep, conveys the loss of so many sailors killed during the conflict Eugene Damblans' illustration for the French Petit Journal [...]

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede “will carry on”

  Race leader will continue after knock-down and mast damage but gets 18 hour time penalty for calling wife on satphone Matmut in unrealistically calm waters... she faces the Horn with damaged mast [...]

New Chief Executive at the Met Office

The UK's Met Office has announced its first female Chief Executive, Professor Penelope Endersby. Professor Endersby will be starting her new post at the Met Office in December 2018. In her previous roles, she led [...]

Susie Goodall reaches Hobart

Susie Goodall made good use of her time in Hobart to repair her wind vane self-steering and dive below her boat to to clear barnacles clinging to the bottom of her Rustler 36 yacht DHL [...]

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Classic Sailor Magazine – Online

Classic Sailor Magazine is publishing news and features online at the moment following the death of our chairman and benefactor David Walker early in the [...]

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Beken calendars and Nauticalia gifts

The famous Beken Calendars for 2019 are available now from Nautcalia. They make ideal Christmas gifts and there are five [...]

Wood Handle Offshore System Rigging Knife

   The all-time Myerchin classic rigging knife the Myerchin Generation 2 W100 Offshore System fixed blade rigging knife with Hardwood [...]

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Radical Yacht rescued from the deep

We called her the mini Vasa - after Stockholm's famous museum ship. She is Ester, the 1901 champion racing yacht designed by Gunnar Melgren, with [...]

Building a new sailing cargo ship

  A new sailing cargo ship is being built in Costa Rica This is an exciting project! Designed to deliver carbon negative marine freight the [...]

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