News 2017-09-11T12:24:24+00:00

News from Classic Sailor

Rollover of Spirit’s biggest hull yet

 Press release: Spirit Yachts undertakes pivotal hull rollover of Spirit 111’ British modern classic yacht company Spirit Yachts has reached a significant milestone in the build of its 34m sailing yacht the Spirit 111’ after [...]

Dee Cafari finds famous abandoned yacht – in mid ocean

Dee Cafari's Turn the Tide on Plastic, competing in Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, last week came across the yacht Sea Nymph - famously abandoned four months ago by Jennifer Appel and Tasha [...]

The Mercy – film review

The film of Donald Crowhurst, The Mercy, starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz opens in UK cinemas today Friday February  9th and it’s good – classic sailors should go and see it. It’s a sympathetic [...]

Operation Phoenix raises funding for eco-trading under sail

Following a fire in late November which destroyed its warehouse in Douarnenez, in Brittany, TOWT - the European trading under sail organisation has raised over €14,000 to replace its stock and carry on with its [...]

Cudmore wins in Sydney at last

Harold Cudmore has taken out the 2018 Australian Historical 18-Footers Championship in YENDYS after years of being the runner-up. Harold has been coming to Sydney for a few months each season for the last 15 [...]

Suhaili to return to Falmouth

From press release:   In what is sure to be a colourful and historic sight, a special ‘Suhaili Falmouth 50 Parade of Sail’ will take place in the award-winning town on Thursday June 14th 2018. The [...]

Let’s Put Norway’s Christmas Tree to Good use!

Since 1947 after the Second World War the people of Oslo have sent a Christmas present to the people of the UK with a note: "Thanks for your support 1940-1945." This is the Christmas Tree [...]

Rescue at Tenerife as another keel falls off

Five sailors are rescued after the keel falls off their yacht when she turns turtle while sailing in the Canary Islands. Yacht Tyger of London, a Comet 45S lost her mast and inverted in 30 [...]

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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 [...]

Grayhound – Eco trading under sail

The replica of an 18th-century lugger now sustainably carries cargo Grayhound, the replica of a three-masted revenue cutter from the 18th century was built by Marcus and Freya Pomeroy- Rowden in Cornwall in 2010-2012 initially [...]

Folding Knives Review

The sailor’s clasp knife is a part of his dress at sea. Here we have put several classic and current models to the test. By Guy Venables and Dan Houston   The main advantage of [...]

Honey Rum

Guy Venables Honey rum? I had my doubts, as one does with local brews. But I risked a purchase to try out on the brig’s crew. We finished the bottle... and several more over the [...]

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