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News from Classic Sailor

Eight bells – John “Woody” Wooderson

It is sad to report the death, on Saturday January 4, of Johnson Wooderson, better known as Woody to classic sailors and others in the wider sailing world. By Dan Houston For the last 15 [...]

Staying warm with wool

Stamping around a British boatyard in winter can give you cold feet just to think about it... But help is at hand from London chandlers Arthur Beale who have just added seaboot hose to their [...]

Cowes Week 2020 Supports Young Sailors’ Trust

The Official Charity for the 2020 edition of Cowes Week will be Greig City Academy's, Scaramouche Sailing Trust. This six year old school sailing club, which became a charity last year, is an amazing initiative [...]

Share your views on Scottish canals

Scottish Canals has launched a public consultation to gather views on the best way to run operations on the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals. Scottish Canals is the custodian of Scotland’s 250-year-old public canal [...]

Greta sails into Lisbon

Greta Thunberg - the 16 year old climate activist, has arrived in Lisbon by sailing catamaran, after spending three weeks at sea since leaving Virginia in the United States on November 13. She crossed the [...]

RYA recognises 47 volunteers

Some 47 volunteers have been recognised for their dedication and achievements in boating at the Royal Yachting Association's annual Volunteer Awards on Friday, 22 November. The awards were presented by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne [...]

Get more volunteers at your club: RYA online seminar

Getting more volunteers at your sailing club is cited by 52% of RYA Affiliated clubs as the number number one constraint to increasing membership. A small number of volunteers doing all the work is also [...]

Fastnet moves to France

LONDON, 26 NOVEMBER 2019 - In a shameful move for British sailing the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), organisers of the Fastnet Race, announced at a press conference today that the City of Cherbourg will [...]

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Latest Digital Charts – Netherlands

Now available in our webshop Our first chart release for 2020 is the well-known DKW 1800 series, based on the [...]

Greener sailing holidays – charter company wants comments

+44(0)1872 580022 - Email: Skippers@classic-sailing.co.uk Main Photo: Engineless Sailing - Victory Chimes only has a 'push boat' for manoeuvring. In [...]

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Latest Features

How to survive a Tall Ship

Guy Venables finds out that turning up in posh foulies is all wrong, but on the other hand attempting to ‘fit in’ with the crew [...]

James Lawrence: a sailorman in stitches

When the last six working Thames sailing barges doused their canvas for the final time in 1963 it was the end of an era, but [...]

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