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News from Classic Sailor

Southampton show – Stories

Pretty busy at the show today and the cool weather is making the Ocean Hall (where our stand J028 is located) busy as well. We are sharing a stand with Team Sailing - whose Michelle [...]

Southampton Boat Show

Classic Sailor will be at the Southampton Boat Show from 15 to 24 September. Come and see us in the Ocean Hall - stand J028, the editor will be around on most days (or close [...]

Hurricane Irma Relief Fundraising Dinner

  The Sail Aid UK (SAUK) Hurricane Irma Relief Fundraising Dinner will take place on the evening of Saturday 11th November  on the 'Flight Deck' at Land Rover BAR, the home of the British America's Cup Team, [...]

12th Boats in the bay – luggers

BOATS IN THE BAY 2017 marks the Jumbos 10th birthday. St.Ives celebrates its maritime heritage this weekend with the twelfth annual 'Boats in the Bay' event on Saturday 2nd September. The event will also mark [...]

Six J-Class racing at Newport, RI

From J-Class Association 23  viii  17:    Hanuman, skippered and steered by local ace Ken Read with his brother Brad among the afterguard, stole the show on a spectacular opening day of the first ever [...]

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 [...]

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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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