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News from Classic Sailor

Eight Bells – Luigi Lang

It's with sadness that we learned the well-known classic yacht judge and yachting author Dr. Luigi Lang died on April 13th. He was born in Milan in 1939 and lived in Chiavari, Liguria. John Lammerts [...]

Antigua Classics report

Antigua, WI (April 19, 2019) – The 32nd edition of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by LOCMAN, is underway! The magnificent fleet enjoyed lavish trade wind racing along the beautiful south coast of Antigua. A [...]

Robin Knox-Johnston’s 50 years celebration

• Suhaili to cross original finish line 50 years to the minute after RKJ's famous win • Events in Falmouth and from current GGR in France • Sir Robin's report on the effects of extreme [...]

Looking forward to Cowes Classics

Cowes. March 2019 - A pretty little 1927 one off cutter is one of the first entries for the 12th Cowes Classics Week from 29th July to 2nd August.  Chough, owned by Alex Kathrin Vowinckel [...]

Call to all: Come and try sailing

The RYA’s Push the Boat Out (PTBO) campaign is set to return this May, with more than 350 venues across the UK offering free or low cost, sailing and windsurfing taster sessions. The national participation [...]

Solent Sunbeam season starts

The 96-year-old Solent Sunbeam classic keelboat fleet has a busy racing and social schedule lined up for the coming sailing season, which started on Saturday 30th March with an afternoon race around Chichester Harbour. Based [...]

Rescue meeting unearths rare history

1905 PILOT CUTTER SOS RESCUE PLAN BRINGS TO LIGHT 1930s PHOTOS A meeting to set up a charitable trust to rescue the 1905 Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter Frolic from the threat [...]

Artwork predicts sea level rise

An installation artwork using lines of light predicts the effect of sea level rises at an arts centre on North Uist in Scotland's Outer Hebrides islands. The installation uses LED sensors running lines across buildings [...]

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Classic Sailor Magazine – Online

Classic Sailor Magazine is publishing news and features online at the moment following the death of our chairman and benefactor David Walker early in the [...]

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Jotun’s Guarantee Scheme for Antifouling

Jotun Yachting Launch Antifouling Guarantee Scheme for Full Antifouling Range A new UK initiative now sees all three Jotun Yachting retail Antifouling [...]

Chartering to the Cannes Film Festival

The 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival is due to be held from 14 to 25 May 2019.  And one of [...]

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A great time to charter in the UK

This year, what with Brexit headaches and those workhorses of holiday charter flights, the Boeing 737 jets being grounded until July, it could make sense [...]

Gaff Rig – Saddle issues

Moray McPhail brings years of experience and understanding to some common problems associated with the gaff rig – and, specifically, the saddle Every so often [...]

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