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Alex Thomson to open Gosport Marine Festival

Gosport’s star sailor Alex Thomson will officially open the Gosport Marine Festival on Saturday, May 27th. Alex says: ‘I’m delighted! I learned competitive sailing here and Gosport is the incubator for many of our finest [...]

Duke of Edinburgh loans Overall Trophy for the new Triple Crown Series at Cowes Week

Press release from the organisers:    Cowes Week Ltd, organisers of the world's best-known sailing regatta and highlight of the British Sporting Summer, is delighted to announce a new trophy for the new Sevenstar Triple Crown [...]

How a personal locator beacon helped a lone sailor get help

A solo sailor who set off his personal locator beacon (PLB) when he realised that he was becoming ill on board his yacht was located and airlifted by Coastguard helicopter to hospital this afternoon. The [...]

Antigua Classics the 30th edition

From ACYR:   The end of the ACYR is bittersweet. Yachts are casting off for ports near and far. Four Carriacou sloops and the 65’ Windward Island schooner Jambalaya, that took line honours on the Cannon [...]

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Sailing charity launches crew search for Round Britain Challenge 2017

Release from Turn to Starboard:     Turn to Starboard is launching a recruitment drive with a difference – to find adventure-seeking military veterans for another round-Britain sailing expedition on board a classic tall ship. Last summer [...]

Sea of masts at Antigua Classics

The first of Panerai’s Classic Yachts Challenge for 2017 got underway Wednesday on island time as final members of the fleet pulled in 15 minutes after the close of registration but with plenty of time [...]

The Columbia 29

Nardi's Nod this month is the Columbia 29 - beautiful S&S six berth long keeler from the 1960s. "With her elegant lines, a good turn of speed and comfortable interiors the Columbia 29 was orginally [...]

Do you have what it takes to become a Classics Hero?

From the organisers: We’re looking for classic boat enthusiasts to help protect the future of the Falmouth Classics! The Tilley Endurables Falmouth Classics event has grown from a one day event to a three day [...]

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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. [...]

(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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