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19 year old is Yachtmaster of the year

A 19 year old Scot, Lewis Haig, has been named as the recipient of the RYA Yachtmaster™ of the Year award 2018, for his exceptional demonstration of sailing skills during his RYA Yachtmaster™ certificate of [...]

Boaters urged to have their say on diesel

From the Cruising Association.  The Cruising Association is urging UK boaters to respond to the current HMRC consultation on the future of red diesel In 2018 the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled [...]

A new gig

A first view of the new Harker's Yard gig - built in glassfibre by apprentices with the Pioneer Trust in Brightlingsea.     The new gig is the same as the well known [...]

50 years of the Centaur

Classic Sailor talked to David Selby about the Westerly Centaurs' 50th anniversary bash at Bembridge, Isle of Wight, where more than 50 boats attended, from July 3 to 7. And Dave goes on to make [...]

Clip on with care

New RYA video advises boaters on how to attach safety lines and the best equipment to use You wouldn’t drive, take a plane journey or tear around a roller coaster ride without being properly strapped [...]

A special regatta

  Chris Potter reports from the Suffolk Yacht Harbour Classic Regatta 2019 “This is a very special regatta!” I heard this many times over the weekend of this year’s Suffolk Yacht Harbour Classic Regatta, not [...]

190 boats at Falmouth Classics 2019

The English Braids Falmouth Classics 2019 on Friday 14th - Sunday 16th June was hugely popular, with 190 classic boats taking part. Entries came from far and wide, including France, the Bristol Channel, West Wales, [...]

Historic Swansea boat is back at sea

 An historic Swansea Council-owned boat has got a thrilling new lease of life The 110-year-old Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter Olga will provide potentially life-changing sailing voyages to people from all backgrounds. She will also spread [...]

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Photo Competition winners

From Classic Sailing:  Our photography competition winners for May and June have been chosen.... If you submitted a photo with [...]

Nigel Pert Exhibits from Rouen

An exhibiton of Nigel Pert's photographs of last month's Armada at Rouen is now hanging in Les Longitudes restaurant at [...]

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Harker’s Yard Gigs

Racing to keep up with demand – by Julia Jones How the restoration of Pioneer produced a training scheme for apprentices which has led to [...]

Shipwreck in the Azores

Bob Cooke built his own ferro cement boat and then lost her in the Azores. Now he sails the Atlantic in a 22-footer, as he [...]

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