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Wharram Catamarans Gather in Cornwall

The Cornish Wharram ‘Hui’, was a fantastic get together of boats and people on 4-6th August. Every small Wharram Catamaran design was represented from Hitia 14 to Tiki 31. Seven boats arrived, five by sea [...]

Tally Ho in the 1927 Fastnet

From our story in the current issue of Tally Ho - her log from winning the 1927 Fastnet and details of the beginning of her restoration with Leo Goolden: "Wet manilla halyards and sheets swell [...]

Sailing backwards

“Every time I hoist a sail, I remember my dad.”  Son to sail his dad’s handcrafted boat backwards as a symbol of his journey with dementia At six years old, Matthew Thomas was taught how [...]

270 internationally important boats go to auction

MAIN ONLINE AUCTION (Eyemouth, Cardiff & Lowestoft) Closing 12 Noon Wed 26th July 2017 ... But bids for the whole collection can be submitted up until Noon 21st July 2017 The entire contents of EISCA, [...]

Cowes Classics Week Day 3: Tight racing for vintage classes

Fun, if not sun, at the Cowes Classics as the Victorys rock up and tight racing see's Bojar's bowman getting knocked overboard... The Victory class sailed across the Solent today from their very own Portsmouth-based [...]

Solar & Electric Boat Challenge in Monaco

From Monaco Yacht Club (YCM) Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th July 2017 Principality of Monaco shines on Solar! 21 teams from seven nationalities took part in the 4th Monaco Solar & Electric Boat Challenge, organised [...]

Cheeki Rafiki boss found guilty, but could face retrial

Douglas Innes, who managed the vessel Cheeki Rafiki has been found guilty of failing to ensure the safety of the yacht which capsized in the Atlantic with the loss of four lives in May 2014. [...]

Dragon Edinburgh Cup Day 3

13 July 2017 - Cowes, UK - The penultimate day of the Dragon Edinburgh Cup 2017 sponsored by Oliver Morgan Architects and Stoneham Construction Ltd in Cowes, produced one truly extraordinary race which shook the [...]

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Classic Sailor Magazine Issue 17 – August September 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. [...]

(In) Competent Crew. How we (hopefully) became more competent – Part Two

It's now been a couple of weeks since part one of our Competent Crew own boat tuition. Which, consisted of 3 very full days going through the RYA syllabus as well as a great deal [...]

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(In) Competent Crew. How we (hopefully) became more competent – Part One

Own Boat Training - Starting Somewhere. Tied up alongside. Putting the days learning into practice. What better way to improve your confidence than to undertake some own boat training. We started with Competent [...]

Sailing with whales – from an editorial: February 2017

Seeing whales at sea in their natural environment is awesome... and respectful   It was on a crossing of the Bay of Biscay on one of those days where a total lack of wind brings [...]

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