News 2018-07-31T14:26:25+00:00

News from Classic Sailor

Boat insurer backs RNLI’s lifejacket clinics

             The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and boat insurance specialist GJW Direct have announced a new association, which will see GJW Direct become an official supporter of the RNLI’s Lifejacket Clinics. The RNLI has [...]

50 years at Southampton

Ladies day, Southampton 1969 (© Boat Show) With the cancellation of the London Boat Show Southampton has become the major UK boat show and this September celebrates its 50th anniversary. Back in 1969 there [...]

Dhow made of recycled plastic

  A Kenyan dhow made entirely of recycled plastic is due to be launched on Saturday September 15 Environmentalist and master dhow builder Captain Ali Skanda has completed the dhow made entirely from plastic waste [...]

First of 60 Ocean Cleanup vessels leaves San Francisco

The first Ocean Cleanup vessel passed under San Francisco's Golden Gate bridge on Saturday afternoon on its way to begin cleaning up the vast Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch of floating plastic. The idea first mooted [...]

Historic Smack Charter A Tonic For 92-Year-Old Roy

Historic Priscilla Charter A Tonic For 92-Year-Old Roy A favourable window in the weather saw 92-year-old Roy Loram of Sydney Street, Brightlingsea, proudly become the first person to charter the recently restored Colne fishing smack [...]

Velsheda prevails at Maxi event

   Report by James Boyd, Porto Cervo, Sardinia The J Class raced a 34.5 mile anti-clockwise lap of the La Maddalena archipelago in northeasterly to easterly winds that rarely exceeded 10 knots on day three [...]

Transat yachtsman breaks down off Dorset

A yachtsman who had just completed a 75-day Atlantic crossing had to call the Coastguard early in the morning on Friday, August 24, when his 55ft ketch Maid of Crete suffered engine failure 20nM SE [...]

Vets halfway towards their new boat

A sailing charity for injured veterans has been given a boost after reaching the halfway mark of its campaign to buy a new training boat. Turn to Starboard is saying a huge thank you to [...]

See More News…

The Latest Issue

Classic Sailor Magazine – Restructuring

  Classic Sailor Magazine is going through a period of restructuring at the moment following the death of our chairman and benefactor David Walker early [...]

Go-to News

Fastnet dates change

The 2019 edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race will start on Saturday 3rd August 2019, which is two weeks earlier than [...]

Latest Feature

The £1 Folkboat

Jasper Troje Tuck, crew on the commercial sailing lugger Grayhound, writes for CS about taking ownership of a 1960s wooden Folkboat, and getting her ready [...]

See More of Our stories

More Stories


Simply add your email address to the box below and we’ll keep you up to date with the latest news, offers and more from Classic Sailor.
We send out mails roughly once a month – we promise not to clog up your inbox.


If you missed our launch issue – fear not. You can order a copy from the shop, or read it right now on screen, with our compliments.